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In view of the extension of the nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) shall remain closed till May 4.
As per an Officer Order issued by NCDRC, all its officers and staff shall function from home during this period.
Consequently, all the matters listed before NCDRC from April 16 to May 4 stand adjourned to dates in June 2020.
Matters requiring extremely urgent hearing, if any, may be mentioned before the President, NCDRC at 11 am at his residential office at 18, Akbar Road, New Delhi.
The Office Order states that all the officers and staff shall remain available over the phone and if their services are required during the lockdown in public interest, they shall report for duty accordingly.
Not attending telephone calls/mobile calls at the relevent time will be viewed seriously, the Office Order adds.
Recently, the National Company Law Tribunal had also announced that it would continue hearing only urgent matters during the extended period of lockdown.
Read the Office Order: