The High Court of Rajasthan has issued a notification which states that the functioning of courts and offices in Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur and the Jaipur bench would remain suspended from July 16 to 19 to collect samples from court staff at those places for COVID detection. Some samples had earlier been taken at both places and a few court staff had been found positive.
The Court further modified its earlier order as follows:
· Hearing of the matters shall be permitted both through physical appearance and video conferencing. In a case, hearing may be conducted simultaneously through physical appearance and video conferencing. Advocates or parties-in-person opting for video conferencing would intimate the Court Master concerned at least one day in advance.
· There will be no separate time slot for hearing of cases through video conferencing. Such cases would be taken up as per their turn in the cause list. Advocates/parties-in-person would remain ready for video conferencing well in advance according to the display board.
The Court, however, clarified that the functioning of subordinate courts, special courts and tribunals shall continue as per the circular issued on June 12.
– India Legal Bureau