The Delhi High Court has put out a new Standard Operating Procedure to be enforced from November 22 for “Physical Court hearings”. The High Court has restricted attendance at entry into the court block, for the purposes of attending physical hearings and VC Court room hearings
The Madras High Court division bench while hearing a petition filed by Ukkrapandiyan. dismissed a petition seeking resumption of physical hearings and opening up of lawyers chambers in Madurai bench, while calling it an utterly meaningless petition filed by an uninformed lawyer.
lmost after a year, the Competent Authority of the Supreme Court in a meeting with the executive committee of the Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association and Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday has decided to start physical hearings in a hybrid manner soon.
SC has released a user guide for limited physical court hearings in wake of the Covid 19 pandemic. The 17- page release provides a user guide for e-nomination of Counsel, e-nomination of clerk, e- application for special hearing pass and e-submission for health declaration.
While most courts in the country are in virtual mode amid this pandemic and physical hearings are a rarity and mostly urgent matters are being heard over video conferencing, one set of litigants are using this as an opportunity to manage relief by suppressing facts.