The Supreme Court on Monday advanced its summer vacations by a week in view of the fast rising coronavirus cases in Delhi. The vacation will start from May 7, instead of May 14 as per the calendar.
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana met representatives of the Bar Council of India (BCI), the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA), said SCAORA secretary Joseph Aristotle S. The Court will tentatively reopen on June 28, he added. The official circular is expected later in the day. The original vacation period was from May 14 to June 30.
CJI Ramana also agreed to provide suitable areas for establishing Covid-related medical facilities, including the setting up of at least 60 beds, conducting RT-PCR tests, and getting the Court members vaccinated, Aristotle said.
The SCBA had written to the CJI yesterday to declare summer vacations from Monday, April 26, itself and reconvene on June 7. The SCBA had also requested the CJI’s permission to convert the lawyers’ chamber in the new complex as a Covid centre.