Covid-19: Impact on Indian Courts | Follow-up 2

April 2020

This alert lists additional notifications issued by the following courts and tribunals:

1. Supreme Court: On April 06, 2020, SC passed another suo moto order and provided additional guidelines for functioning of courts through video conferencing. It stated (a) All measures that have been and shall be taken by SC and various High Courts to secure functioning of courts with social distancing guidelines shall be deemed to be lawful; (b) SC and HC’s are authorized to adopt measures to ensure healthy functioning of the judicial system through video conferencing; (c) A help-line no. shall be created for each HC; (d) District Courts to also adopt video conferencing and HCs to frame specific rules for them.

2. High Court of Delhi: On April 04, 2020, Delhi HC passed an office order that it will continue to hear extremely urgent matters through video conferencing until further orders in this regard and also provided the procedure for hearing these urgent matters.

By:

Urvika Suri