The Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association (SCAORA) has moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of limitation period for filing petitions, applications, suits and appeals under all general and special laws before the Courts and Tribunals in view of the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases across the Country.
The Supreme Court has written to the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association requesting to reduce timings of Lawyers chambers blocks in view of the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases and imposed night curfew in Delhi-NCR region.
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has unanimously decided to write a letter to the Chief Justice of India, requesting him to hear them against the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Apex Court for hybrid physical hearing without any consultation with the Bar.
In the petition, the SCBA claimed that the SOP for hybrid physical hearings was issued by the Registry of the Supreme Court without consultation with the Bar and if virtual hearings are allowed to continue permanently,
The SCBA Election Committee notification said after having deliberated upon the advice of the Health Advisory Committee and the suggestions received from members of the Bar, it has decided to extend the voting timings.