The High Court of Delhi may recommence physical hearing of matters from 1st September 2020. Even though the dates for recommencement hasn’t been finalised, the Court may sit for physical hearing twice a week.
Sitting arrangements with safety precautions at Delhi High Court.
During the hearing today in the Court of Delhi High Court Justice Vibhu Bakhru, also hinted that physical hearing may resume in the upcoming month.
The Court in its last order on August 15, had intimated that subject to complete availability of public transport and the situation in Delhi remaining stable, a plan will be evolved for gradual opening of physical courts from September 1.
The order had also stated that in the beginning, on an experimental basis, around one-fourth of the courts may resume physical functioning on a rotational basis while the rest continue taking up matters through videoconferencing. A comprehensive plan on the above lines will then be prepared and placed before the “Committee for Preparation of Graded Action Plan” and thereafter before the Full Court for consideration.
In early August, the Court had also allowed filing of non urgent and ordinary matters with the stipulation that such matters would taken up after resumption of normal functioning of the Courts, and had directed that after scrutiny of such cases and removal of objections, they may be listed before the Courts from September 1st while restricting such number of cases between three to five before each Roster Bench.
-India Legal Bureau