The Allahabad High Court has 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.
In a letter addressed to all the District Judges in UP, the Registrar General 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.
For this, all the District Judges/POs have been directed to obtain written report from the District Magistrate regarding status of their court campus in respect of containment zone.
The court has further directed that lockdown measures and social distancing norms as notified by the Central government from time to time will be followed stringently.
The RG has clarified that the Officers/staff residing in the containment zones will be exempted from his/her official duties. Further, those court campuses that fall in the containment zone may remain closed, in terms of its order dated March 25.
Pertinently, April 20 is the set by the Central government to review the situation and grant some relaxations accordingly.
"Till 20 April, all districts, localities, states will be closely monitored, as to how strictly they are implementing norms. In States with no increase of hotpots, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions," the PM had announced on Tuesday.