The Kerala High Court has released a broad schedule for sitting of vacation benches that will hear urgent cases and other cases that are the stage of disposal, via Video Conferencing.
Last month, the High Court had announced that it will sit through the midsummer vacation, 2020 to hear urgent cases via video conferencing.
In a notification by the Registrar General on Monday, it has been intimated that all pending cases "ripe for hearing" will also be taken up during the vacation period. However, cases involving private parties will be taken up only with the consent of all such parties.
The decision has been taken after consulting the Advocate General and the President of the Kerala High Court Advocates' Association.
Accordingly, the Registrar General has informed that the Division Bench of Justice K. Vinod Chandran and Justice VG Arun will hold sitting from May 6, 2020 till May 15, 2020 and will take up O.PS/W.PS (C):-CAT & KAT, W.AS-Labour, W.AS-Service (not mentioned elsewhere) & specifically ordered cases.
From May 11 onwards, the Division Bench of Justice A. Hariprasad and Justice N. Anil Kumar will hold sitting in Court 1B and take up Crl.A. 567/2014 and connected cases and take up DB criminal matters (including offences against women & children) & specifically ordered cases and stay extension petitions in the above matters from May 18, 2020 onwards.
Counsels who are desirous of getting their cases listed during the vacation period may send a memo, in the prescribed format, to the Registrar (Judicial) by e-mail to [email protected].
The guidelines for e-filing and video conferencing during the said period may be accessed here.
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