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In view of the extension of nationwide lockdown on account of COVID-19 pandemic, the functioning of the Delhi High Court and its subordinate courts shall remain suspended till May 17.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Administrative and General Supervision Committee of High Court of Delhi in its meeting held through video conferencing today.
Consequently, all the pending matters which were slated to be listed from May 4 to May 17 stand adjourned to dates in June. The matters listed in the subordinate courts would also be adjourned en bloc
Arrangements qua mentioning and hearing of urgent matters through videoconferencing shall continue as before.
However, the mentioning link would now be available from 9.00 am to 10.30 am on all working days to further expedite the listing and hearing.
It is informed that since announcement of lockdown, all the courts in Delhi, including High Court, have already dealt with more than 11,427 urgent matters.
The High Court recently decided to expand its scope of hearings and would thus also take up criminal appeals, matrimonial matters that are ripe for final hearing.
Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court Bar Association has written to Registrar General, High Court, suggesting that chambers in the High Court premise be re-opened in a phased manner after strictly complying with the social distancing norms.
Read the DHCBA Letter: