The High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur on Thursday in a Court meeting extended the suspension period of normal functioning of courts till 14th of April and resolved to observe bare minimal proceedings of extreme urgent cases only.
Earlier a meeting was held on Monday wherein all the fourteen judges of the High Court including the Chief Justice were present to come up with the resolution on the representations made by various bodies including High Court Officers/Employees Union along with State Judicial Employees Union , High Court Bar Association, CG State Bar Council and the office Advocate General for the declaration of holidays for High Court and Subordinate Courts as a preventive measure to avoid spreading of contagious and deadly diseases of corona virus.
The full court further considered the extraordinary situation wherein the train service is cut off by the Central Government and the public transport system and all public offices has been shut in order to prevent and contain the spreading of COVID-19. To put an effective fight against the disease by taking concerted movement from all segments, the normal functioning of the High Court, District Court and other subordinate courts was suspended till 31st of March, 2020.
This period is now extended to 14th of April vide a notification issued on Thursday in view of total lockdown announcement made by the Prime Minister. The Court has directed the High Court officials to “work from home” during the holidays. Further, the court also said that there shall be no fresh filing of cases during the aforesaid suspended period and also there shall be no regular listing of cases.