first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Courts Directs A Family Court In UP To Conduct Trial Through Video Conferencing LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Jan 2021 6:26 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, taking note of the pandemic situation, directed a Family Court in Uttar Pradesh to conduct the trial through video conferencing.The bench comprising CJI SA Bobde, L. Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran issued this order taking note of the present situation where all proceedings are conducted through video conferencing.The bench was considering a review petition filed against…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court, taking note of the pandemic situation, directed a Family Court in Uttar Pradesh to conduct the trial through video conferencing.The bench comprising CJI SA Bobde, L. Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran issued this order taking note of the present situation where all proceedings are conducted through video conferencing.The bench was considering a review petition filed against an order dismissing a transfer petition filed by a ‘wife’ seeking transfer of a matrimonial case filed by her ‘husband’, from the Principal Judge, Family Court, District Gautambudh Nagar, U.P. to the Court of Principal Judge, Family Court, Saket District, New Delhi. She contended that here is no video conferencing facility at Gautambudh Nagar, District Courts, and that the video conferencing is not permissible in matrimonial matters as per judgment in Santhini vs. Vijaya Venketesh. While dismissing the transfer petition (this was before Santhini Judgment), the Court had directed the trial in this case to be through video conferencing.While dismissing the Review Petition, the bench observed thus:Due to the ongoing pandemic, physical functioning of the Courts has been stopped since March, 2020. Proceedings in all Courts are being conducted only through video conferencing. In the normal course we would not have directed video conferencing in respect of matrimonial matters as per the judgment of this Court mentioned above. However, in the present situation where all proceedings are conducted through video conferencing, we direct the Family Court, District Gautambudh Nagar, U.P. to conduct the trial through video conferencing.Santhini JudgmentIn Santhini vs. Vijaya Venketesh, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra (then CJI) had overruled the directions issued in the case of Krishna Veni Nagam v. Harish Nagam, observing that if proceedings are directed to be conducted through videoconferencing, “the spirit of the 1984 Act will be in peril and further the cause of justice would be defeated”. “”There is no provision that the matter can be dealt with by the Family Court Judge by taking recourse to videoconferencing. When a matter is not transferred and settlement proceedings take place which is in the nature of reconciliation, it will be well nigh impossible to bridge the gap. What one party can communicate with other, if they are left alone for sometime, is not possible in video conferencing and if possible, it is very doubtful whether the emotional bond can be established in a virtual meeting during videoconferencing. Videoconferencing may create a dent in the process of settlement…”, the majority judgment read. Justice DY Chandrachud had given a dissenting opinion in this case. “There is, in my view, no basis either in the Family Courts Act 1984 or in law to exclude recourse to video conferencing at any stage of the proceedings. Whether video conferencing should be permitted must be determined as part of the rational exercise of judgment by the Family Court… Family Courts must encourage the use of technology to facilitate speedy and effective solutions. Above all, it must be acknowledged that a whole-hearted acceptance of technology is necessary for courts to meet societal demands for efficient and timely justice.”, he had opined.Case: Anjali Brahmawar Chauhan vs. Navin Chauhan [Review Petition (C) No.472 of 2018] Coram: CJI SA Bobde, L. Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran Citation: LL 2021 SC 35Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Daily fatalities imminent here due to virus – Tanaiste Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 16, 2020 The Tanaiste’s warning at some point the coronavirus pandemic will mean fatalities on a daily basis in Ireland.Two people have so far died from Covid-19 in the Republic, out of 169 cases.Schools, creches, bars and pubs are all closed in an effort to minimise its spread.Efforts to test potential cases are also increasing from today, with the rollout of a new online system for GPs.The government’s also to introduce new measures allowing affected employees to be paid a jobseeker’s rate, with employers able to claim the payment back at a later date.Tanaiste Simon Coveney says Covid-19 is a serious illness for the thousands in our society and they must be protected:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/jigfhfthgfhgfhmmytheatre-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleNew measures to improve parking problems at An GriananNext articleCalls on ESB to shelve planned work & outages during crisis News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_imgBrattleboro Retreat,Fueled by an increase in depression caused by economic stress, increased abuse of prescription drugs, plus the launch of a series of new services and programs, Vermont’s largest not-for-profit psychiatric hospital saw admissions jump by a record 23 percent in 2010. It’s an increase that stands out nationally and the growth trend appears on track to continue in 2011.‘The economic downturn and the stress it created on individuals and their families certainly had an impact on the number of new patients’The Brattleboro Retreat provided in-patient care for almost 3,000 adults and adolescents last year and sometimes saw as many as 24 new admissions per day, the most in the facility’s 177-year history. The average in-patient stay last year ranged from 6.5 to 14.8 days.Nationally, psychiatric hospitals saw an admissions increase of about 3.5 per cent, according to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems.‘The economic downturn and the stress it created on individuals and their families certainly had an impact on the number of new patients,’ said Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., president and chief executive officer.The Retreat is currently considering plans to increase the number of inpatient beds by 14 within the next year, Dr. Simpson said. The Hospital is also hiring 35 additional jobs to meet increased demands for services.In addition to the increase in patients suffering from depression, Simpson said other factors have impacted his institution’s jump in admissions including:New clinical initiatives including a program designed exclusively to treat veterans, first responders and other uniformed professionals suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other duty-related problems.An expansion of the Retreat’s alcohol and drug addiction treatment.An expansion of the Retreat’s inpatient LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) program which opened in 2009.Greater public awareness and understanding of mental health issues and a reduced stigma attached to those who receive treatment.An increase in the abuse rates of Oxycontin and other prescription opiates.The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized for its premier treatment in behavioral healthcare, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment. BRATTLEBORO, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-last_img read more