Keeping in view the gravity of the situation arising due to outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Allahabad High Court has decided to further extend the Holidays upto Saturday, March 28.
In cases where limitation period expired on or after March 19, 2020, the period will be extended on the same pattern as during the regular vacations.
Earlier, on March 18 the High Court had announced that its both at Allahabad as well as Lucknow premises will remain closed for forthcoming next three days, i.e. March 19, 20 and 21, for sanitization purposes.
Subsequently, the vacation was extended till March 25 as a preventive measure to combat the impeding threat.
A fresh notice issued by the High Court Registrar states the judicial functioning of the High Court at both its benches with its ancillary staff during this period will be restricted only to the cases of utmost urgency, only on mentioning between 10:00 am to 11:00 am, before concerned Registrar (Judicial) (Listing), who shall obtain orders in this regard from the nominated Judge(s).
The mentioning will be made only on mobile phone of the abovesaid Officer(s) that will be restricted only to fresh filing.
During this period, the Registry will not entertain any ordinary filing if the limitation of any case expires on or after March 19, 2020 and during this period, the benefit of this period shall be extended on the same pattern as during the regular vacations.
The matters fixed for March 26 and 27th will be listed on April 9 and 10, respectively.
Earlier today, the Delhi High Court and its subordinate courts also suspended their functioning till April 4, and suspended limitation for the period thereof.