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Coronavirus lockdown: Telangana HC suspends judicial work till April 14; interim orders extended till June 7

The urgent matters shall be submitted by the advocates/litigants by way of an email to the Registrar General.

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In view of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Telangana High Court, Hyderabad has decided to suspend all its regular administrative and judicial work till April 14.

Work before courts subordinate to the Telangana High Court and Tribunals situated in the State of Telangana has also been suspended till April 14.

As per the Notification issued today, the High Court will, nonetheless, take up extremely urgent matters on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week till then.

Vide a separate order passed by the three-Judge Bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan, Justices Ramachandra Rao and A Rajshekhar Reddy, all interim orders by the High Court and the courts subordinate to it, which are subsisting as on March 20, 2020 and have either expired or will expire thereafter, stand automatically extended till June 7, 2020.

Any orders of an Executing Court after February 15 shall also be kept in abbeyance till further orders, High Court has ordered.

The urgent matters shall be submitted by the advocates/litigants by way of an email to the Registrar General along with brief reasons for taking up the matter urgently.

Once permisison to list a matter so submitted is granted by the Chief Justice of the High Court, the date and time of the listing shall be published on the High Court's website and shall also be intimated to the advocate/litigant through an SMS.

The submissions shall be made through video-conferencing / skype call before the Judges who shall take up the cases from their respective homes, it is clarified.

In case the extension of interim orders causes hardship of any extreme nature to any party, he/she may approach the Court for appropritae relief.

Cases which as listed before the subordinate courts till April 14 have been directed to be adjourned en-bloc. Urgent matters before the subordinate courts shall be taken up by designated judges on rotation basis after they are telephonically mentioned before the Principal District Judges.

The Notification also draws the attention of the advocates and the litigants to the Supreme Court's order extending the period of limitation for filing before all courts/tribunals.

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