Calcutta High Court
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Breaking: Calcutta HC extends life of existing interim orders till April 30 amidst Coronavirus lockdown

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.

Meera Emmanuel

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,

"In exercise of the authority under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution, all matters in which interim orders were subsisting as on [March 16, 2020] and which may have expired or which are due to expire on or before April 9, 2020 will stand extended till April 30, 2020 or until further orders of Court, unless specifically dealt with by any judicial order to the contrary. All parties affected by the continuation of the interim orders will be at liberty to apply for vacating or variation of such orders."
Calcutta High Court

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]

Extension of Interim orders - Calcutta HC Main Order.pdf
Extension of Interim orders - Calcutta HC - Clarification regarding date.pdf
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