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Rajasthan HC & Subordinate Courts To Have Restricted Functioning Till May 3; New Guidelines For Video-Conferencing & E Filing Issued [Read Notifications]

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15 April 2020 8:23 AM GMT
Rajasthan HC & Subordinate Courts To Have Restricted Functioning Till May 3; New Guidelines For Video-Conferencing & E Filing Issued [Read Notifications]
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The Rajasthan High Court has decided to continue restricted functioning until May 3, in view of extension of the nationwide lockdown.

In view thereof, cases listed between April 15 and April 30, have been adjourned to be listed between May 6 and May 26, 2020. Further, the limitation for filing of petitions/ applications/ suits/ appeals and other proceedings has been extended w.e.f. March 15, 2020 till further orders, in view the Supreme Court directions. All interim orders that are due to lapse during this period have also been extended till the matter is taken up by the regular court.

In a notification issued to this effect, the Registrar General has also issued detailed directions for e-filing and video conferencing.

  • The following directions are issued for Rajasthan High Court:
  • Division and Single Benches at Jodhpur and Jaipur Bench will be constituted by the Chief Justice for hearing of only exremely urgent matters, between 11.00 am to 01.00 pm.
  • Matters of extreme urgency will be determined by the Registrars, as prescribed on the request of advocates by submitting 'request slips' in prescribed format after intimating the opposite counsel between 10.30 am to 12.00 noon every day preferably via email/ whatsapp/ high court website.
  • All pending Bail Applications will be listed before concerned Benches without mentioning.
  • Only one advocate or his clerk will be permitted at filing counters.
  • Fresh filing of extremely urgent matters may be made through e-filing in terms of the Notification issued for the same.
  • Urgent filing may also be made through email with the condition that on resuming regular work, hard-copy will be submitted.
  • If required, the advocate or party in person may make an application seeking exemption from filing duly attested affidavit in the prevailing circumstances with an undertaking that deficit court fees will be paid subsequently.
  • The Lawyers will be at liberty to submit the notes of arguments through email. In addition, the arguments may be advanced through Video Conference on 'Jitsi Meet' Application If the VC cannot be held through the app, the same will be held through Whatsapp Video Call.
  • On consideration of written mentioning and submissions, the matter will be suitably adjourned without passing any adverse orders. This clause will not be applicable if effective hearing has been made.

The High Court has also issued detailed guidelines to be followed by all Subordinate Courts/ Special Courts/ Tribunals in the state.

As per the notification, Subordinate courts of Rajasthan will take up only the following extremely urgent matters till May 3, 2020, and all other matters have been adjourned suitably subject to further directions:

  • Bail Applications, Appeals under Special Acts regarding bails
  • Remand matters
  • Injunction/ stay Applications
  • Supurdagi Applications
  • Statements under Section 164 Cr.P.C. including dying declarations
  • Any other extremely urgent matter to be decided by the concerned Presiding Officer deputed by the District Judge for hearing urgent matters

The extremely urgent matters will be taken up through video conference by Vidyo/ Whatsapp/ Skype or voice call by the Presiding Officers deputed for urgent work between 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm only.

The limitation for filing of petitions/ applications/ suits/ appeals and other proceedings has been extended w.e.f. March 15, 2020 till further orders, in view the Supreme Court directions. All interim orders that are due to lapse during this period have also been extended till the matter is taken up by the regular court.

Additionally, the High Court has issued directions to limit the gatherings in all court premises along with other preventive measures.

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