The Telangana High Court on Monday (07th September) extended the operation of interim orders passed by this Court, as well as by the District and other Subordinate Courts till October 01, 2020.
Taking suo-moto cognizance of the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, the Full bench of the Telangana High Court issued the said order dated 07th September to extend interim orders passed earlier by the High Court till October 01, 2020. Earlier, the bench had extended its interim orders till September 10.
The full bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, Justice M. S. Ramachandra Rao and Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy noted,
"Although, this Court has re-assembled in the physical form, but the physical Courts are being run presently only on an experimental basis for a period of five days. Even now, all the Benches are not running in the physical form. In fact, only five Benches are running both in the physical and virtual forms and the remaining Benches are functioning only as virtual Courts. Since it is difficult to hear the cases fully, since it is difficult to even hear the vacate/stay applications completely, the order 08.06.2020 is extended till 01.10.2020"
The Registry has been directed to list this case before the Full Bench on 30.09.2020.
It may be noted that the High Court in its 1st notification (Roc.No.394/SO/2020, dated 27.03.2020) had issued certain directions, one such direction was with regard to the interim orders of the High Court passed in Suo-motu W.P. No. Urgent 1/2020 namely automatic extension of interim orders till 07.06.2020 etc., and the same were extended from time to time till 10.09.2020.
Notably, A. Venkateswara Reddy (Registrar General) on Tuesday (08th September), by way of a notification, informed that the Hon'ble Full Bench in its order dated 07.09.2020 had extended the orders dated 27.03.2020, 08.06.2020, 14.07.2020 and 13.08.2020 passed in Suo-motu W.P.No. Urgent 1/2020 till 01.10.2020.
It may be noted that by order dated 08.06.2020, Telangana High Court had passed the following orders:
"Considering the beginning of the spread of COVID-19, considering the Nationwide Lockdown announced by the Government of India for a period of twenty-one days, with the effect from 25.03.2020, by Order dated 27.03.2020, this Full Bench had extended the stay orders passed by this Court, as well as by the District and other Subordinate Courts, and had also barred the execution of any decree by the Executing Courts. Despite the lapse of two-and-a-half-month, the Nationwide Lockdown and the State Lockdown continues, although the Lockdown has been rolled back to a certain limited extent. But, nonetheless, the Courts have not started functioning at full throttle. Therefore, there is a dire need to extend the Order dated 27.03.2020, as the Order has already expired on 07.06.2020. It is brought 'to the notice of this Court that in many cases, the parties have given certain undertakings, but due to the Lockdown, the undertakings cannot be implemented by the party, despite its bona fide intent.ion. Meanwhile, the opposite parties are taking advantage of the party which is given the undertaking. It is also creating certain difficulties for the parties before the Courts. Therefore, this problem also needs to be addressed by this Court. Considering the present situation, and considering the fact that the Courts may not be in a position to work in the physical form totally till 15.07.2020, the Order dated 27.03.2020, is extended till 15.07.2020. This Order would also include the undertakings given before the Courts shall stand extended till 15.07.2020. This Order would not preclude con·sideration of Applications, in case the Applications are disposed of. This Order would not a bar to the disposal of the Applications. However, in case the Applications are disposed of, this Order shall cover the contingency. List this case on 14.07.2020."
For the convenience of our readers, we are providing the link of the order dated 27-03-2020 (containing directions issued by the Telangana High Court to all the subordinate courts, Tribunals, Telangana State Legal Services Authorities, Mediation and Arbitration Centre, High Court Legal Services Committee and Telangana State Judicial Academy.
Also, the link of the order dated 27-03-2020 (in the matter of Suo-motu W.P. No. Urgent 1/2020) regarding the extension of Interim Orders and Abeyance of Execution Orders is also being attached.
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