Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court

Virtual Courts: Delhi HC, subordinate courts hear around 13,000 and 67,000 cases, respectively, from April 1 till July 31

Information to this effect has been provided by the Delhi High Court in a press release.

Aditi Singh

From April 1 till July 31, the Delhi High Court heard around 13,000 matters through video conferencing amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Upon hearing the parties, around 2800 Main Cases and around 11,000 miscellaneous applications have been disposed of. During this period, the Registry carried out registration of around 21,000 new main cases/miscellaneous applications. Around 196 PIL cases were instituted and 155 PIL cases were disposed during this period.

Information to this effect has been provided by the Delhi High Court in a press release.

It is reported that around 12,000 advocates/litigants-in-persons also registered for the High Court's e-filing facility.

As far as District Courts in Delhi are concerned, around 67,000 matters were taken up through video conferencing from April 1 till July 31.

Judgments were pronounced in 3700 cases by District Courts and more than 21,000 miscellaneous applications were disposed of.

As it now gears up to gradually resume physical hearings in courts, the High Court has also acknowledged the cooperation and support extended by the office bearers of Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association and District Court Bar Associations during the pandemic.

The Members of the Bar have actively and whole-heartedly participated in the virtual hearings during this pandemic time.
Delhi High Court

On the administrative side, it is informed, around 300 virtual meetings took place, including the farewell reference for Justices IS Mehta, Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

Additionally, Delhi Judicial Academy conducted 30 training programs and 40 special training sessions during this pandemic period and successfully imparted training to 760 Judicial Officers, Prosecutors and other stakeholders.

Delhi State Legal Service Authority also organized its first ever e-LokAdalat in all the District Courts of Delhi on August 8, 2020 in which 77 Virtual Benches were constituted, which disposed of 5838 cases.

Read the Release:

DHC Press Release Dt 21.08.2020.pdf
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