The Court has modified the SOP slightly. According to a press release on Friday, all the cases which have been listed on the three non-miscellaneous days will be heard physically, however the matters listed on miscellaneous days will be heard physically with an option of appearing virtually on prior application submission.
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking adoption of virtual court proceedings by courts and tribunals in the national capital as a norm along with physical functioning, while observing that a decision in this respect was already under consideration at the administrative side.
In supersession of earlier circulars issued by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) regarding the tribunal’s functioning during Covid Pandamic, the NCLT has issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for physical hearing, as well as the continuation of virtual.
N.V. Ramana, the Chief Justice of India, on Sunday said judges don't have any problem with the physical hearing of cases and hoped to resume after Dussehra if the country would not hit by another Covid wave.
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice N. V. Ramana, requesting him to make some changes in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) released by the Secretary General of Supreme Court on Saturday, for resumption of physical hearing of proceedings from September 1.