The Allahabad High Court has issued guidelines applicable to all courts including tribunals subordinate to the High Court of Allahabad.
The High Court circular stated that in supersession of all earlier guidelines regarding the opening of Courts during the period of Lockdown and thereafter, the following guidelines shall be applicable to all the Courts (Including Tribunals) subordinate to High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.
All the Courts (including tribunals) subordinate to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad shall open to take up judicial work and administrative matters, as per the existing provisions, rules, guidelines and circulars issued from time to time.
The guidelines communicated to the court dated May 30, 2020 regarding the preference of cases, shall be strictly adhered to.
In case, the District Administration/ CMO concerned is of the opinion that the District/ Outlying Court Campus should be closed for a particular period due to Covid-19 pandemic situation, then the District Court/Outlying Court may be closed for the said period and an intimation mentioning the specific reasons may be sent to Allahabad High Court.
Complete sanitization (strictly as per medical guidelines), cleaning of entire court campus with the help of District Magistrate, other administrative officers and CMO/CMS shall be ensured. District Authorities shall ensure sanitization of campus daily.
Thermal scanning check-up of all the persons entering in the court premises shall be ensured with the help of District Magistrate, other administrative officers and CMO/CMS.
District Judges/PO’s shall ensure compliance of directions given by Apex Court/ High Court of Judicature at Allahabad in judicial side and all directions/ guidelines issued by the Central government and state government regarding Covid-19.
Daily consolidated report of the number of cases/applications decided, feedback etc. be submitted by the District Judges on the e-services module on regular basis.
The above guidelines shall be applicable from January 2, 2021.
Therefore, it is requested to take the necessary steps at your end to ensure compliance with the directions of the High Court. It is also requested that the above directions maybe communicated to the Presiding Officers-of the other Courts/Tribunals subordinate to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, for ensuring compliance, reads the order.