The Karnataka High Court had decided on an experimental basis to allow physical filing of new cases on 13th, 14th and 15th of May 2020 from 11.00 a.m. onwards.
The Notice issued reads "The Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks who wish to file the matters on the aforesaid dates will have to apply for seeking appointment of the date and time for physical filing of the matters. The applications shall be made on e-mail id: [email protected] The Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks will be communicated the date, time and counter number by sending a reply for filing of the matters on the same email id from which requests are received. The entry will be given to High Court precincts only from gate No.5, provided the Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks show a printed copy of email received fixing the date of appointment or a soft copy thereof is shown to the security personnel."
The Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks entering the Court precincts will have to undergo medical screening and only those who are asymptomatic will be allowed entry. Advocates/parties-in person/Advocates' clerks will have to stand in a queue in the pendal specially erected near the Northern wing of Athara Kacheri, opposite Vidhana Soudha. Social distancing shall be maintained while standing in the queue. Needless to add that no person will be allowed to enter in the High Court precincts without wearing a mask.
At a time Advocates/parties-in person/Advocates' clerks can file 5 matters. If any urgency for hearing is involved in the matters which may be filed on these three days, memo will have to be moved for fixing the date by following the procedure set out in notification dated 30th April 2020 which is already published in the official website of the High Court. The present facility of e-filing, as notified in the notification dated 30th April 2020, shall continue until further orders.
The Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks who are allowed entry in the precincts of the High Court shall strictly follow the norms of safety such as maintaining social distancing, wearing masks etc. After filing is completed, Advocates/parties-in person/Advocates' clerks are requested to immediately leave the Court precincts and they will not be allowed to enter the Court building. It is made clear that no Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks shall be allowed entry for the purpose of physical filing of the matters without showing a print out or a soft copy of appointment for filing.
The aforesaid arrangement is made on the trial basis and the same is liable to be cancelled in the event it is found that the Advocates/parties-in-person/Advocates' clerks are not following the safety norms of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing
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