Standard Operating Procedure issued for Physical Delhi High Court Operations

The office of Registrar General Manoj Jain, issued the Standard Operating Procedure for conducting physical Delhi high court hearings. The SOP includes the following points:

  1. The Delhi High Court to be open for all five working days from September 1.
  2. The sitting of judges and sitting benches would be on rotation basis.
  3. Only one advocate per party whose case is listed for the day would be allowed to enter or party-in-person, who is pursuing his case without legal assistance.
  4. Senior Counsel, registered clerks and standing or nominated counsel of any party whose case is listed for the day, will be permitted.
  5. Junior counsels, interns, law students and non-registered clerks are not permitted.
  6. It is mandatory to wear a mask, go through thermal screening, sanitisation of hands, follow social and physical distancing.
  7. Court blocks shall have time allotment for hearing cases, which shall be limited to 10 cases per time-slot.
  8. The premises shall also consist of a COVID-19 isolation room along with emergency Ambulance.

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