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COVID- Allahabad High Court Issues Guidelines For Functioning Of District Courts/Tribunals From June 16 Till Further Orders

Sparsh Upadhyay
16 Jun 2021 4:34 AM GMT
COVID- Allahabad High Court Issues Guidelines For Functioning Of District Courts/Tribunals From June 16 Till Further Orders
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The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday issued guidelines for the functioning of the Courts and Tribunals subordinate to it and the guidelines shall be applicable from June 16, 2021, till further orders. The Subordinate Courts/Tribunals shall take up only urgent matters such as pending & fresh bail, release, recording of Statement under Section 164 CrPC, Remand, Disposal of Misc....

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The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday issued guidelines for the functioning of the Courts and Tribunals subordinate to it and the guidelines shall be applicable from June 16, 2021, till further orders.

The Subordinate Courts/Tribunals shall take up only urgent matters such as pending & fresh bail, release, recording of Statement under Section 164 CrPC, Remand, Disposal of Misc. urgent Criminal Application, disposal of Petty Offence cases, directions of High-Powered Committee (HPC) issued from time to time, and also, urgent matters of civil nature (such as injunction matters and other applications of civil nature).

Further, the High Court has also issued the direction that the urgency of other civil matters (such as the institution of fresh suits etc.) may be decided at the local level and if found suitable, it may be directed to be heard.

Other directions issued by the High Court

  • Not more than 10 Judicial Officers shall be assigned such matters by rotation/time by slot (wherever applicable).
  • All the orders passed while deciding/disposing of the matters to be uploaded in CIS.
  • A dedicated helpline for assisting the advocates/Litigants mentioning the Landline/Mobile Numbers shall be published on the District Court website and the same be strengthened.
  • The Services of Para Legal Volunteers be taken by the District Legal Services Authority for manning such facility.
  • The Judicial Service Centre (Centralized filing Counter) or any other suitable space/place be identified for receiving/collecting fresh cases/Applications (Civil/ Criminal).
  • All such cases/Applications shall be registered in CIS.
  • The applications/Cases Shall contain the details of advocate/Litigants including their mobile number. The defects if any, may be informed to Counsel Concerned. Such applications be thereafter placed before the assigned/concerned Court.
  • District Judge shall ensure minimal entry of necessary Staff in Court Premises, following the guidelines of Central Government and State Government from time to time.
  • Local Mechanism may be developed at District Judge's level in respect to the disposal of applications, passing/uploading of orders, accepting of bail bonds, release order etc.
  • In the cases where the disposal of Case is most urgent/ most necessary the evidence/ Trial may be recorded/ proceeded with the prior permission of District Judges and the litigants/persons/ Advocates in that respect, shall be allowed to enter in the premises for the same purpose by District Judges unless they are suffering from illness of any type.

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