Six benches of the Supreme Court will take up matters from Monday, March 16, 2020. They will take up the matters in place of the courts already notified in the original cause list which is being revised.
According to a circular issued by the Ld. Secretary General of the SC, the following benches will hold court and take up matters in the revised cause list for Monday which will be issued later on Saturday. The revised cause lists for Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday March 18 will be issued later.
The benches are:
1) Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah
2) Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari
3) Justices Umesh Lalit and Vineet Saran
4) Justices DY Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta
5) Justices Nageshwara Rao and Ravindra Bhat
6) Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjiv Khanna
Earlier, the SC had announced that its functioning will be restricted from March 16 and only urgent matters will be listed before the benches in view of the coronavirus pandemic, an apex court notification said on Friday.
No person except the lawyers “who are going to act in the matter” shall be permitted in the Court and the mentioning of matters will be done only before the mentioning officers, the notification issued by Supreme Court Secretary General Sanjeev S. Kalgaonkar said.
The decision was taken pursuant to the advisory cautioning against mass gathering issued by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on March 5 2020.
The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde yesterday had called a meeting to consider whether the Supreme Court should extend the vacation in the light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The meeting called by the CJI was attended by Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit along with the Attorney General of India KK Venugopal and the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta.