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Functioning Of Subordinate Courts In Delhi Suspended Till May 31 [Read Order]

22 May 2020 5:08 AM GMT
Functioning Of Subordinate Courts In Delhi Suspended Till May 31 [Read Order]
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In view of extension of the national lockdown, functioning of all the Courts subordinate to the Delhi High Court will remain suspended until May 31, 2020.

As per an office order issued in this behalf by the Registrar General, the Administrative and General Supervision Committee of the High Court has suspended functioning of the subordinate courts on "same terms" as stated in its prior orders. Meaning thereby, the subordinate courts will continue to take up urgent matters related to bail, stay/injunction as per the directions already issued.

On May 16, the High Court had issued an office order stating,

"no adverse order shall be passed by the subordinate courts without giving hearing through videoconferencing or without having written submissions from the concerned counsel. If any judicial officer wants to pronounce judgment in the physical presence of the parties, all the necessary precautions be taken to maintain social-distancing. Every District & Sessions Judge shall ensure that a roster is made for the said purpose."

The present order states that the above directions have to be duly complied with.

Further it is intimated that the matters listed in the subordinate courts from May 26, 2020 to May 30, 2020 stand adjourned en bloc and information in this regard will be uploaded on the District Court website.

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