New Delhi: District Courts in Delhi have issued the SOP and the Duty Roster for physical hearing starting from Sep 1.
The office of District Courts, Dwarka has issued the Roster for physical hearing of cases that will recommence from 1st September, 2020. The guidelines for SOP have been issued in terms of the directions of the Delhi High Court notification of 27th August. The Shahdara District & North East District, Karkardooma Court has also issued the Duty Roster of Courts.
According to the guidelines, the Roster of Judges who will be holding physical courts has been issued and the remaining Courts will be held through video conferencing. It will be the sole discretion of the Judge concerned to decide if a matter will be taken up through video conferencing or through physical hearing or to be adjourned depending upto the facts and circumstances of each case and the number of cases fixed for physical hearing on a given day.
The physical hearings will be conducted in two sessions, and the break between the two sessions will be used for deep cleaning of all the Court Rooms and the common areas. The cause list for the Courts conducting proceedings through physical mode will not exceed 25 cases and preference will be given to urgent cases
Only one advocate; and one person (party/clerk) per case will be allowed entry into the court rooms. (a) Juniors, Interns or Law students associated with the Advocate or their relatives will not be allowed entry. Persons displaying symptoms of Influenza like illness including fever, cold, cough, sneezing etc. shall not be permitted entry inside the Court Complex. The Advocate and clerks above the age of 65 years and those suffering from co-morbidities have been suggested to refrain from appearing in courts.
It has been mandated for everyone to wear masks at all times, undergo thermal scanning , sanitise their hands at the time of entry to the block and strictly adhering to the norms of social distancing.
The Dwarka Courts Complex will remain a Zero tolerance and No Confront Zone and therefore, every entrant will be required to leave the complex, immediately after their work is over.SOP-for-resumption-of-physical-hearing-at-Dwarka-Courts
-India Legal Bureau