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Delhi HC expands the scope of hearing: To take up criminal appeals, matrimonial matters, MACT appeals, etc that are ripe for final hearing

Counsel who are interested in getting their matter listed in this manner, are directed to send scanned copy of jointly signed application to the designated email.

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court has decided to expand the sphere of hearing of matters during the period of suspended functioning.

It will now take up matters from certain categories, which are ripe for final hearing.

These categories are:

- Matters related to The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

-Matrimonial matters (including the matters relating to maintenance, visitation rights and custody)

- Eviction matters based on bonafide requirement

- All Criminal Appeals/Revisions/Petitions in which convict is in custody

- MACT Appeals involving death and permanent disability

- Petitions under sec 9 and sec 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996

- Quashing of criminal case based on settlement through Mediation

- Ex parte matters

These matters would be taken up for disposal subject to the following conditions: -

- Such matters should be ripe for final hearing.

- Each side would be asked to send point-wise written submissions not exceeding five pages. Such submissions in pdf format be sent later as per the instructions to be issued by the court.

- Counsel shall file proper index indicating, inter alia, the points on which any authority is cited. The relevant paragraphs of such authorities be clearly mentioned. Proper and complete citations be also stated in the written submissions.

- The Court may, wherever found appropriate and necessary, hear oral arguments through video-conferencing, with advance notice.

As per an Office Order issued by the High Court, counsel who are interested in getting their matter listed in this manner, are directed to send scanned copy of jointly signed application to the designated email i.e. consent-listing.dhc@gov.in within one week.

Such application shall also contain complete particulars of the case, names, mobile numbers and email IDs of all such counsel.

The Court has also permitted the e-filing of ‘non-urgent matters’/routine matters. However, these matters would be taken up by this Court upon resumption of regular hearing.

Read the Office Order:

DHC Circular on expansion of scope of hearing.pdf
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