The Supreme Court of India has issued a Circular for hearing of urgent matters during the rescheduled summer vacation which is to take place between 22nd June and 3rd July.
During the first week of the summer vacation, i.e. from 22nd June to 26th June, two Division Benches, one Court of Judges-in-Chamber and one Registrar Court will conduct hearings through Video Conferencing/Tele-conferencing mode.
During the second week, i.e. from 29th June to 3rd July, two Benches in the whole week, i.e. one on 30th June (Tuesday) and second on 3rd July (Friday) will conduct hearings through Video Conferencing/Tele-conferencing mode.
The existing "Standard Operating Procedure" for Advocates and party-in-person uploaded on the website on 14th June will continue to operate for listing and hearing of matters before the Hon'ble Judge-in-Chamber and Ld. Registrar Court.
Fresh matters which have been filed upto 19th June, which are "mentioned" on e-mail address 'email@example.com' upto 5pm on a particular day, for urgent listing, may be processed for listing on next to next working day, subject to the directions of the competent authority and availability of Bench as per roster. However, any after notice matter which is mentioned for early listing on the ground of urgency can be placed before the Ho'ble Judge having coram and the same may be listed to acceptance of above request, provided the Bench of Hon'ble Judge is available during vacations.
Any matter which is mentioned online for the listing before Vacation Courts on the ground of urgency will be placed before the competent authority and only after approval, it may be processed for listing before the Court as per direction/roster and also subject to availability of Bench. However, the matter of extreme urgency shall be dealt with by the Vacation Officer/Registrar as per prevailing practice/guidelines.
The Filing Counter, which will be closed for two weeks with filing of documents only being allowed through e-filing, may be opened by the Registry in cases of extreme urgency.
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