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Delhi High Court issues order to conduct hybrid hearing in district courts wherever possible [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 22 Mar 2021 9:12pm

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On March 19, 2021, Friday, the Administrative and General Supervision Committee of the Delhi High Court issued an Office Order directing that wherever possible, hybrid mode of case hearings be also conducted in the District Court. 

The issuance of this direction came after the Administrative and General Supervision Committee of the Delhi High Court today resolved to permit hybrid hearings in cases where a request to that effect is made by the counsel of parties. As per the Office Order, the decision has been taken by the Committee to avoid crowding in District Courts. 

Further considering the fact that the infrastructure for facilitating hybrid hearing in the district Court, a few regulations have been taken into account, being: -

 

  1. The Physical presence of the Parties may not be insisted upon by the Judicial Officers unless it is unavoidable.
  2. The Advocates/Parties/Witnesses, seeking adjournment, particularly on account of health conditions, old age, for taking care of other family members etc by suitably accommodated.
  3. All the Principal District and Sessions Judge and Principal Judges, Family Courts shall take appropriate measures to (a) regulate the entry of the litigants and other stakeholders in the Court complex, (b) create, if not already in place, sufficient place for setting for them, (c) ensure regular deep cleaning and Sanitization of the respective Court complexes and Lawyers chambers blocks and (d) ensure strict adherence by all concerned with the norms of social distancing and all other COVID-19 protocols, guidelines, directions, etc issued by the Government of India, Government of NCT of Delhi and Delhi HC from time to time.

 

Additionally, the Office Order requests… Continue Reading...


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