In view of the prevailing situation of the pandemic of COVID-19, the Madras High Court has decided to extend the period of suspension of regular court work until April 30.
Through notification issued in this behalf yesterday, the Registrar General intimated that the order of suspension of regular works of the High Court and the Subordinate Courts under its control shall continue to operate till 30th April, 2020.
This is in continuation of the Office order dated March 24 whereby entry in the High Court premises was prohibited for a period of three weeks. It was further notified that only extremely urgent cases will be heard via video conferencing.
"In view of the persisting status of the Corona Virus Pandemic, particularly as reported in the State of Tamil Nadu, and the same is likely to continue for some time in future, Hon'ble the Administrative Committee of the High Court of Madras has resolved to continue the functioning of the High Court and the Subordinate Courts as per the Circular dated 24.3.2020, till 30th April, 2020," the fresh notification states.
The High Court has also notified changes in the Sitting Arrangement of benches wef April 15, here.