CJI Ranjan Gogoi opens Supreme Court to public on Saturdays
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi inaugurated an initiative to open up the Supreme Court of India to the general public for tours on Saturdays.
“I think this is an institution that should be opened up in a limited way,”, CJI Gogoi said in his brief address.
Gogoi J said that this initiative is an experiment that he started and, in a lighter vein, sought approval from his brother and sister Judges for this project.
“This decision was all mine… and I seek post facto approval from all my colleagues,”, said CJI Gogoi.
As of now, the Court is open only to the members of the lawyers, litigants and media persons.
Supreme Court will be now open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Saturday except on declared holidays.
One can enter into the interiors of the Supreme Court building. Pre-planned escorted visits can also be arranged, subject to online booking made in advance.
The visitors will be accompanied throughout the premises & introduced to parts of historical importance & they will also get a chance to witness the court rooms.
To confirm reservation, one can click on “Registration” tab under the link “Guided Tour” on the official website of the Supreme Court of India and fill the short online form.