The committee has also asked all the Principal District Judges, Principal Judge (City Civil Court, Chennai), Chief Judge (Court of Small Causes, Chennai), Chief Judge (Puducherry) to submit their suggestions in relation to the functioning of the lower courts by December 23.
Senior Advocate Rajiv Nayar wrote to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court yesterday, requesting him to have a re-look at the sustainability of continuing physical hearings in view of the incessant increase in the cases of COVID-19 in the national capital and surrounding areas.
The Delhi High Court has said that its five benches, on rotational basis, shall start holding physical courts from September 1, while the remaining benches shall continue to take up matters through video conferencing.
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.
The Registry of the Supreme Court of India has written to the President of Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association informing about the decision made in a meeting held on August 11 among Judges of the Committee with regards to the resumption of physical hearing of cases in the Court Rooms.
With the demand for resumption of physical functioning of the Supreme Court rising, the court today (July 22) decided to form a seven-judge committee to look into whether resumption of Physical Court hearings was actually advisable within the COVID pandemic atmosphere.