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COVID-19 Lockdown: Madras High Court, lower courts in Tamil Nadu to continue restricted functioning until April 30 [Read Notification]

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The Madras High Court on Monday notified that it would continue to function in a restricted manner until April 30, given that the lockdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 is likely to be extended until then.

The notification issued to this effect states,

In view of the persisting status of the Corona Virus Pandemic, particularly as reported in the State of Tamil Nadu, and the same is likely to continue for some time in future, Hon’ble the Administrative Committee of the High Court of Madras has resolved to continue the functioning of the High Court and the Subordinate Courts as per the Circular dated 24.3.2020, till 30th April, 2020.

Read the Notice:

Madras HC - Extension of Restricted Functioning until April 30.pdf

The earlier circular issued on the subject had also specified the restrictions on entry and appearance before the Courts during the lockdown. Specified Benches of the High Court have also been hearing matters via video conferencing.

Another notification issued last Sunday has intimated the judges who will sit between April 15-17, and the types of cases that would be taken up by these Benches. Seven Benches have been notified in this regard, including two Division Benches and five Single Benches.

Read the Notice regarding the sitting arrangements for April 15-17 below:

Madras HC sitting arrangements - April 15-17.pdf
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