The Delhi High Court has decided to continue with the current mode of restricted functioning in light of the extension of the nationwide lockdown.
As per the decision taken by the Administrative and Supervision Committee of the Delhi High Court, the restrictive functioning of the courts subordinate to the High Court will also be extended till July 31.
It has also been ordered that all the benches in the High Court shall also endeavour to take up 20 oldest 'Regular/final category matters' pending on their respective boards through video conferencing mode.
As per the office order released by the Registrar General of the court, the services of the Delhi High Court will remain suspended till July 31 on similar terms which are in operation right now.
The order has, however, clarified that the court will continue to hear urgent matters through video conferencing.
The notification states that:
'Around 9000 matters have been taken up by the High Court through videoconferencing from the beginning of lockdown till 10.7.2020. 1824 main cases and 7692 miscellaneous applications have been disposed of during this period. On administrative side, more than 230 meetings have been held through videoconferencing.'
In addition to this, the functioning of the subordinate courts have also been suspended till July 31.
These District and Sessions Courts will continue to function restrictively as per the existing guidelines.
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