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The order is applicable to all orders subsisting as of March 16, 2020 passed by the High Court and courts subordinate to it including tribunals within West Bengal and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended till April 30 the life of all interim orders passed by it and courts subordinate to it, provided they were subsisting as of March 16.
As stated in the order passed by a Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justices Dipankar Datta, Sanjib Banerjee, IP Mukerji and Joymalya Bagchi,
The order has been passed in view of the non-availability of access to courts given its restricted functioning to guard against the further spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The order is applicable to the Calcutta High Court and lower courts subordinate to it, including tribunals, in West Bengal and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Directions have also been issued for the wide circulation of the directive.
[Read the order and the clarificatory notice regarding date mentioned below]