Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, while speaking at an event organized by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa indicated that the next step for the Indian judiciary would be to make Supreme Court judgments available in all Indian languages. The CJI stated, “I met with a professor of Madras who works in AI and the next step is to have translated copied of Supreme Court judgments in every Indian language.”
On Sunday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi appreciated CJI's recent statement on providing SC judgments in different Indian languages. In his tweet, the Prime Minister stated, “At a recent function, the Hon’ble CJI DY Chandrachud spoke of the need to work towards making SC judgments available in regional languages. He also suggested the use of technology for it. This is a Laudatory thought, which will help many people, particularly youngsters.” Further in his tweet, he added that “Central Government is making numerous efforts for encouraging Indian languages by giving the option of studying subjects like medicine and engineering in one’s Matru Bhasha.”
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CJI in his speech further highlighted that judgments in English would be of no use for the rural litigant who does not understand the English language properly. He also added that this becomes the reason that work done does not reach 99 percent of the Indian population.