The Supreme Court has taken ☝️a major decision which is bound to revolutionise the legal system in the country.
It has allowed serving of summons and legal notices through WhatsApp, Telegram and Email📧.
The top court has decided that two blue ticks on a legal notice or summon sent via WhatsApp🤳 would amount to legal evidence that the intended recipient has indeed seen the document.
This order marks as a huge step towards digitisation of Indian legal proceedings, where notices and summons used to be sent either by mail📬 or delivered in person.
What brought this shift?
As per the Supreme Court, this innovation was necessary because of the challenges posed by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic😷.
Physical delivery of notices and summons has become quite difficult😣 because of the several localized lockdowns in various parts of the country.
Moreover, travelling to post offices, courts and banks🏦 is not always possible even in normal circumstances.
Notably, just a few months ago, the top court had also allowed court hearings via video conferencing👨🏻💻 across the country in view of the pandemic.