The apex court made the observation while hearing pleas against a recent circular issued by the Delhi High Court allowing physical hearing in some of its courts and on alternate days in trial courts.
The apex court also said that it understands the gravity of the problem but would like the petitioners to first approach the Delhi High Court.
All courts in the country including the Supreme Court allowed virtual hearings after the COVID-19 outbreak in March last year.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that this issue is for the court to decide after consulting medical experts.
As many as 13 High Courts have digitised all their records, numbering around 100 crore. With the digitisation, it is now possible to monitor the real-time progress of cases.
While India has 3,288 court complexes, which house thousands of subordinate courts, the funds have been released for 2,506 court complexes to set up video conference cabins.
Hearing disability is quite common, but only a few from affluent backgrounds can afford proper hearing gear.
This is not the first time such untoward incident has happened in the apex court during hearings being conducted through video-conferencing.
The circular issued by apex registry said that only two appearance links and one viewing link shall be provided to each litigating party.
The first day of live streaming saw 1,500 viewers watching the proceedings. Like other high courts, the Gujarat HC has switched to virtual hearings after the Covid lockdown was put in place in March.
Court masters of several benches said the WebEx platform being used for online proceedings apparently faltered and they had to face anxious calls from lawyers and litigants.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also made it clear that no advocate shall share the link with anyone else except the senior advocates or the lawyers appearing on their behalf.
The Court will accept either online filing of cases or physical mode and the latter will be scrutinized after due disinfection after 48 hours in normal course.
Initially, six division benches shall begin physical hearing on an experimental basis. The hearing will go on for two weeks.
The clip shows Rajeev Dhavan holding a sheaf of papers in front of his face and some smoke escaping from the side.