Madras HC: Partially resume physical court hearing
Taking after an assembly of the Authoritative Committee of the Madras High Court prior this week, it has been chosen that a few Seats of the Madras High Court will continue physical court hearings from September 7. Other Seats would proceed hearing things virtually. The notice issued by the High Court on Saturday states that six Seats of the Principal Madras Bench and two Benches at the Madurai Seat will conduct physical hearings from September 7. In arrange dodge stuffing in courts and limit the hazard of COVID-19 spread, the physical Seat sittings at the principal Seat will be part into pre and post lunch sessions.
The notice states, “In arrange to meet the developing request of physical court hearing conjointly keeping in see the safety measures that are required to be watched for maintaining a strategic distance from any untoward happening, Hon’ble the Administrative Committee on an arrangement thought has chosen to open physical court hearing in part with Six Division Seats at the Central Situate at Madras and Two Division Seats at the Madurai Seat, with a combination of physical court hearing and virtual court hearing with impact from 7.9.2020.” The notice encourages intimates: The physical court hearing of three Division Seats within the Principal Situate at Madras will be within the pre-lunch session and three Division Seats within the post-lunch session in arrange to dodge stuffing in Courts. Virtual court hearings will on the other hand be conducted for the rest of the day.
In this way, Seats would be working for half a day through physical court hearing and for another half a day through virtual court hearing to encourage attorneys of both categories, who select physical court or virtual court hearings. This will be received on a trial premise in arrange to assess the possibility of running of physical court hearings, which can be reasonably changed after watching the working of the Courts in this way for two weeks. The other Benches will proceed to operate through virtual court hearing.
– By Aditi Das