SC COMMITTEE PASSES RESOLUTION AGAINST PHYSICAL HEARINGS FOR NOW; CHAMBER MATTERS, CASES BEFORE REGISTRAR TO BE HEARD VIRTUALLY

A Committee of seven judges of the Supreme Court has affirmed that there will be no physical hearings for the time being, considering the development of COVID-19 cases in the capital.
The Supreme Court, which has been working by means of video conferencing since March 24, will keep on hearing cases for all intents and purposes until the Committee headed by Justice NV Ramana accepts an approach June 30.

The goals, which was being pondered upon by the seven-judge Committee depended with choosing when the Court will open for normal physical hearings, has now been finished. The Committee includes Justices Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Fali Nariman, UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, and L Nageswara Rao. According to a letter to the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA), sent by the Supreme Court Registry, it has been expressed that “by virtue of the disturbing development of positive instances of crown infection and its aftermaths,” the Court has chosen to adhere to virtual hearings starting at now.

The Registry, which had prior chosen to hear chamber matters and cases in the Registrar’s court, has likewise concluded that issues would be “recorded under the watchful eye of Hon’ble Judge-in-Chambers just as under the steady gaze of the Court of the Registrar, through Virtual Court framework just, to empower more extensive support of Ld. Promoters.” As to working of the Court by means of video conferencing, the Committee headed by Justice Ramana “will next meet on June 30, 2020, or some other appropriate date, for checking out the circumstance and think about extra information/assessment as might be gotten, so as to additionally think about the recommendations/demands.”

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