In view of the prevailing extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Registrar General of the Allahabad High Court has clarified that its previous order relating to operation of Subordinate courts in the state from April 20 will be kept in abeyance for a week.
In a letter addressed to all the District Judges in UP, the Registrar General intimated that in view of spread of the virus in various districts in the state and on account of "safety concerns" of various stakeholders, its order dated April 18 will be kept in abeyance till April 27, 2020.
Through the order dated April 18 it was announced that all the Courts subordinate to it, including the Tribunals, that do not fall under containment zones will be opened for working from April 20.
The Registrar General had intimated that all the Courts subordinate to Allahabad High Court and all Commercial Courts, Motor Accident Claims Tribunals and Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Authorities across the State will be opened from 20th April, 2020 for working, where court campuses are situated outside of the containment zones.
As per the latest figures, there are 852 active Corona cases in the state of UP, with 14 fatalities. Further, these cases are spread across around 50 districts with concentrated clusters at Agra, Lucknow and Gautam Buddha Nagar.