21 Jan 2022 2:07 PM GMT
Restoring a suo moto case registered in the year 2021, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday extended the life of all interim orders passed by the High Court and courts subordinate to it, including the Tribunals till February 28, 2022.This has been done as the court has noted that owing to a sudden and alarming surge in the number of people, who have been tested Covid positive,...
Restoring a suo moto case registered in the year 2021, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday extended the life of all interim orders passed by the High Court and courts subordinate to it, including the Tribunals till February 28, 2022.
This has been done as the court has noted that owing to a sudden and alarming surge in the number of people, who have been tested Covid positive, the situation has again turned grim and extremely unsafe.
"Several Judges of this Court and a huge number of High Court staff and a large number of Advocates have also been infected with the virus. Thus, in view of the prevalent situation, the representatives of the High Court Bar Association stressed upon the need to restore the directions issued by this Court on previous occasions," the order of the High Court issued in the suo moto case reads.
The following directions have been issued with immediate effect and shall be operative till 28.02.2022:-
(a) Those interim orders / directions, which are not for a limited duration and are to operate until further orders, shall by this order remain unaffected;
(b) That, in case extension of interim order(s) as per the present order passed by this Court, causes any undue hardship and prejudice of any extreme nature, to any of the parties to such proceeding(s), such parties would be at liberty to seek appropriate relief by moving appropriate application(s) before the Competent Court(s), Tribunal, Judicial or Quasi-Judicial Forum, and these directions shall not be taken as a bar for such Courts/Forums to consider such application(s) filed by the aggrieved party, on its own merit, after due notice and providing an opportunity of hearing to the other side;
(c) That the directions enumerated above shall not preclude the States or Union Territory, Chandigarh or Central Government from moving appropriate application for vacation/modification of such order in any particular case for the reason of overriding public interest;
(d) That all Courts, Tribunals, Judicial and Quasi-judicial authorities are directed to abide by these directions, and the parties seeking relief(s) covered by these directions can file hard copy or soft copy of this order before the competent court/forum, which shall be given due weightage.
The matter has been posted for further hearing on February 24, 2022.
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