The Hon’ble Administrative and General Supervision Committee of this Court while considering further extension of suspended functioning of this Court and in view of the prevailing situation of spread of coronavirus (2019-nCOV) pandemic in the NCT of Delhi, in continuation of this Court’s Office orders No.373/Estt./E1/DHC dated 23.03.2020, No.194/RG/DHC/2020 dated 25.03.2020, No.R-43/RG/DHC/2020 dated 15.04.2020, No.R125/RG/DHC/2020 dated 02.05.2020, No.R-201/RG/DHC/2020 dated 16.05.2020, No. R271/RG/DHC/2020 dated 21.05.2020, No.1381/DHC/2020 dated 29.05.2020, No.15/DHC/2020 dated 13.06.2020, No.21/DHC/2020 dated 29.06.2020 and 23/DHC/2020 dated 13.07.2020 has been pleased to extend the suspended functioning of then Courts subordinate to Delhi High Court till 14.08.2020.
It has further been ordered that all the pending matters listed before Delhi High Court from 04.08.2020 to 14.08.2020 be adjourned to the following dates: –
|S.NO.||Date Already Fixed||New Date of Hearing|
|1.||04.08.2020 (Tuesday)||28.09.2020 (Monday)|
|2.||05.08.2020 (Wednesday)||29.09.2020 (Tuesday)|
|3.||06.08.2020 (Thursday)||30.09.2020 (Wednesday)|
|4.||07.08.2020 (Friday)||01.10.2020 (Thursday)|
|5.||10.08.2020 (Monday)||05.10.2020 (Monday)|
|6.||11.08.2020 (Tuesday)||06.10.2020 (Tuesday)|
|7.||13.08.2020 (Thursday)||07.10.2020 (Wednesday)|
|8.||14.08.2020 (Friday)||08.10.2020 (Thursday)|
The courts subordinate to this Court shall henceforth take up all the cases listed before them through video conferencing. However, evidence shall be recorded only in ex-parte and uncontested matters where the same is required to be tendered by way of affidavit. The judicial officers shall be permitted to come to court for holding video conference hearings from their respective chambers only when they do not have requisite technical infrastructure at their residences or where there is a breakdown of such infrastructure. Physical hearings shall be permitted in those matters only where a grave urgency is involved and hearing through videoconferencing is not feasible. For pronouncement of judgment in a criminal case, wherever required, the judicial officer may come to court for the same. In all such instances of physical hearings, the norm of social distancing be scrupulously adhered to.