The Delhi High Court decided on Monday to limit its operation and that of the district courts to urgent matters only until July 15, due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
The High Court’s Administrative and General Oversight Committee, chaired by Chief Justice DN Patel, decided that the restriction would be in effect until July 15 and that urgent matters would continue to be heard by videoconference.
<< The administrative and general supervision commission of this court, while considering extending the suspended operation of this court and the courts subordinate to this court and taking note of the prevailing situation, in the extension of the orders of this court. was pleased to order that the suspended operation of the courts subordinate to the Delhi High Court be extended until July 15, "said the administrative order.
Urgent questions are mentioned via the internet link, which is available from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every working day.
The benches of the High Court also take care of the 20 oldest “regular / final category cases” pending on their respective councils via the videoconference mode.
He said that all of the cases listed before the High Court, including the clerks and joint clerks, from July 1 to 15 were adjourned to the corresponding dates between August 26 and September 9 respectively.
Cases listed in the district courts during this period will also be adjourned and the information will be uploaded to their website, the order said.
Earlier, fewer benches were installed to hear urgent questions by videoconference.
In order to deal with the most urgent cases, from 22 May, all the judges of the High Court sit every day to deal with important cases by videoconference.
The High Court currently has seven divisional seats and 18 single judge seats.
On March 25, the High Court restricted the operation of its district courts until April 14. It was then extended six times until June 30.
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