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No Sanitization Of HC Premises; Benches Do Not Assemble On Time: Allahabad HCBA Writes To Chief Justice [Read Letter]

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10 Sep 2020 1:31 PM GMT
No Sanitization Of HC Premises; Benches Do Not Assemble On Time: Allahabad HCBA Writes To Chief Justice [Read Letter]
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The Allahabad High Court Bar Association has addressed a letter to Chief Justice Govind Mathur, highlighting their grievances over functioning of the Court, including non-sanitization of its premises.

President of the HCBA, Senior Advocate Armendra Nath Singh and General Secretary of the HCBA, Prabhashankar Mishra informed the CJ that the concerned department is not maintaining cleanliness in the premises, and sanitization of premises is not taking place, amid the Covid crisis.

They also informed that the Benches do not assemble on time and no information regarding such delay is notified/ displayed outside the courts.

Remarking that the HC Registry is not showing desired cooperative conduct since past three months, they wrote:

  • Notice of listing of cases is not given to most advocates;
  • Information about transfer of cases to another court room (due to non-sitting of designated bench) is notified at 11 am on the date of listing whereas such information should be provided one day in advance (as was done when Justice DY Chandrachud was the HC Chief Justice);
  • Despite filing of Vakalatnamas by the opposite parties' counsels, their names are not reflected on record;
  • Date is not fixed in the listing application;
  • Alternate judicial rooms which are left vacant for advocates to sit are not being opened.

They have urged the Chief Justice to take appropriate action in this regard to ensure smooth functioning.

Note: HC shall remain closed tomorrow, i.e. September 11 for sanitization purpose.


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