The Allahabad High Court has intimated that all the courts subordinate to it will remain closed until the expiration of the lockdown period on May 3.
The announcement is made in the backdrop of the letter addressed to High Court by the Additional Chief Secretary of the state, requesting the High Court to open the subordinate courts only after expiry of the lockdown period.
On April 19, the High Court had 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. However, keeping in view the prevailing extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, re-opening of the subordinate courts was deferred till April 27.
By way of a letter addressed to all the District Judges in UP, the Registrar General of the High Court has now intimated,
"Letter…of the Additional Chief Secretary, Grih Evam Gopan Vibhag, Uttar Pradesh Shashart, has been issued requesting therein for opening of the Courts Subordinate to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad only after expiry of lockdown period in view of the ongoing spread of Novel Corona Virus (CO VID-19) in various districts of Uttar Pradesh.
In view of aforesaid facts and circumstances, it is directed that all the Courts subordinate to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad shall remain dosed till 03.05.2020."