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NCLAT notifies Standard Operating Procedure for conducting virtual hearings in urgent matters from June 1

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The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has notified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for conducting virtual hearings in urgent matters from June 1, 2020, through VIDYO. (NCLAT- SOP for virtual hearing)

The details are follows:

MENTIONING

- The mentioning application shall be submitted only by e-mail to registrar-nclat@nic.in.

- The mentioning application must contain the case-details and contact details of the Advocate/Authorised Representative/ Party-in-Person.

- The mentioning application must contain a separate paragraph giving consent for taking up the matter through virtual mode.

- Advocate/Authorised Representative/ Party-in-Person must also specify if he/she would be using desktop or laptop or mobile phone to connect to the Tribunal.

- If mentioning is allowed, the Advocate/Authorized Representative/Party-in-Person shall file the Appeal/Interlocutory application in hard copy as per procedure.

- After curing all the defects, the cases would be listed in the cause list.

- The court fee shall be paid through Bharat Kosh (https://bharatkosh.gov.in).

- The parties shall not be permitted to rely upon any document other than the documents duly filed along with the Appeal/Interlocutory application in conformity with the NCLAT Rules.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING VIDEO CONFERENCING

- The link to enable the Advocate/Representative/Party-in-Person to join the video conference shall be sent to the email/ other details provided in the mentioning application, around half-an-hour before the scheduled hearing.

- A maximum of two appearance links will be provided per party and that it should not be shared with anyone.

- The desktop/laptop/tablet computers being used should provide stable and smooth connectivity for video-conference, with speed of link of more than 2 Mbps.

- One person shall be allowed to speak at a time. Any attempt to jump in during the presentation by another party may disrupt the proceedings and may also invite ‘muting’ of the microphone of the disrupting party.

- In case a person wants to make a point he/she may raise his/her hand to invite the attention of the Bench.

-Cross talking or discussion could be done only after the mic has been put in ‘mute’ mode.

- All decorum regarding dress of presenters and verbal presentations should be maintained.

- Advocates may wear “plain white-shirt/white-salwar-kameez/ white saree, with a plain white neck band” till further orders.

- Recording the proceedings is strictly prohibited and invites stringent action against the erring party.

- Parties are required to stay online till the Bench concludes the hearing of their matter.

Read the detailed SOP here:

NCLAT- SOP for virtual hearing.pdf
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