The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on Tuesday issued certain administrative directions for the High Court at the Principal seat at Madras as well as its bench in Madurai, for allowing 'minimum of compulsory functioning' of courts, in light of the prevalent COVID-19 pandemic.
The high court has suspended the final hearing cause list for three weeks and has decided to take up only urgent matters on mention. It has also suspended all the Mediation and Arbitration proceedings and all the activities of Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority and Puducherry Legal Services Authority (except in urgent cases), for three weeks.
Inter alia, it has been directed:
Vide another circular, the high court has also issued similar directions to all the Civil and District Courts in the State as well as the in the UT of Puducherry. The circular states: