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Coronavirus Lockdown: NCLTs to remain closed till March 31

For unavoidable urgent matters, an application can be filed through email to the registry NCLT Chennai.

Bar & Bench

In view of the lockdown announced by several State Gents and Central Government in COVID-19 affected districts, the all Benches of the National Company Law Tribunal shall remain closed from March 23 to March 31 for the purpose of judicial work.

As per the Notice issued on March 22, it is notified that for unavoidable urgent matters, an application can be filed through email to the registry NCLT Chennai after service of notice to the other side.

"Application shall be verified by the respective counsel through affidavit bymentioning their bar enrollment number,above process should not be abused. The application/communication shall be sent to Registrar NCLT Chennai email from email of respective counsel.", the Notice reads.

Thereafter, the Acting President sitting singly at Chennai will examine and pass necessary orders on Wednesday and Friday.

Stating that the NCLT discourages persons arriving to NCLT Chennai, it is clarified that the parties/counsels will not be provided any opportunity to make oral submissions.

The Notice further states that for the purpose of matters under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, extension of time, approval of resolution plan and liquidation will not be construed as urgent matters.

"These matters will be taken up as soon as regular benches start functioning, until such time such application not to be filed.", it is informed.

Given the fact that the financial year is at closure, administrative work skeletal staff may attend the office as per decision of HOD of respective bench whenever required and Other staff will work from home and remain available on mobile phone.

Read the Notice:

notice dated 22.3.2020.pdf
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