High Court: Every Document Should Be Double-Side Printed; Can This Be Implemented Across India?
Climate change is happening rapidly! Following the news regarding the Amazon fires and Australian bushfires, it’s time to take measures to save the human race from climate change by switching to sustainable practices.
The Gujarat high court’s registrar said that the court has ordered its registry to ensure double-sided print on paper in favour of environmental interest so that ‘substantial saving of paper and thereby the environment can be achieved.’
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When Going Gets Tough Green Gets Going!
In the green initiatives, Chief Justice Vikram Nath has issued instruction to High Court’s registry to adopt the method of printing on both the sides of paper and do away with one-sided printing in at least 15 areas of working on administrative side.
The registrar’s statement said that the agenda notes of the highest level of meetings will be circulated in PDF ebook format complete with index and bookmarks.
The High Court has also instructed the district judiciary heads to take initiatives to save paper as much as possible.
The High Court’s decision has been welcomed by the lawyers. According to some lawyers, this liberty should be given to the litigants too that the petition’s papers should also be printed, thus reducing the burden on them.
Will this initiative substantially contribute to the reduction in the use of paper in India?
Types of Documents to be Included in This Initiative!
The documents to be printed on both sides of paper include cause lists for judged, agenda notes of meeting of various committees, submission notes placed at all levels, pay bills, annexures of notices and writs, correspondence with district courts and government bodies, internal communications in the registry, RTI replies and order in RTI appeals, circular guidelines to name a few.