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A notice has been issued intimating that urgent matters to be taken up by the Supreme Court may be mentioned before three officers who will be present at the premises today and tomorrow for the purpose.
The notice has been issued given that the Supreme Court will only function in restricted capacity this coming week, in view of the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
It has now been intimated that any matters to be heard urgently by the top Court may be mentioned before three mentioning officers over the course of this weekend.
Mentioning officers, Sushil Anuj Tyagi (Additional Registrar) and JS Rawat (Deputy Registrar) will be available in the mentioning branch on Saturday from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm and on Sunday from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. Further, the Registrar (Judicial) will also be available in the Registry for the purpose from 10.30 to 1.30 pm.
Lawyers and litigants have been urged to cooperate and avoid unsafe overcrowding as well.
The notice issued today also states that chamber matters listed for Monday will not be taken up and stand adjourned. Further, matters listed before the Registrar Courts from Monday, March 16 to March 20 will not be taken up and stand adjourned.
On Friday, the Supreme Court notified that only six Division Benches will sit on Monday, March 16, instead of the Full Court in light of the outbreak of novel corona virus.
The Supreme Court was on a week-long break for Holi and was scheduled to reopen for regular functioning on March 16. During the week-long break, the Supreme Court had constituted a vacation bench to hear matters of urgent nature on two days - March 9 and 12.
[Read the Notification]