SCAORA urges Supreme Court to partially reduce summer vacation to make up for time lost to COVID-19 lockdown

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) has urged the Apex Court to partially cancel the upcoming summer vacation to compensate for the time lost due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

In its resolution passed on April 13 after a meeting held through video conferencing, the SCAORA has requested Chief Justice of India and his companion judges to partially suspend the summer vacation.

This year's summer vacation was scheduled to begin on May 18 and go on till July 5. The SCAORA has requested the Apex Court to consider having a reduced vacation from June 22 to July 5. The resolution states,

"Such Summer vacations, even though limited, will enable the Advocates hailing from different parts of the country to visit their families."

Earlier, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had called for cancellation of the summer vacation to alleviate the distress caused to litigants due to the suspension of normal functioning of the Court amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

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