The SCBA and SCAORA has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India Supreme Court requesting to reopen/ resume the physical functioning of the Court.
The letter said, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocate-On-Record Association (SCAORA) has unanimously in a meeting held on July 20, has resolved that the resumption of court hearings of all class of matters is imperative.
It is stated in the letter, that the hearing should be conducted inside the Court hall with Advocates presenting their case. Initially hearing can be hybrid i.e. both online and in the physical presence of the Judges and the Advocates.
“Given that the country is in the process of emerging from a complete lockdown, it has become imperative to reopen/ resume the physical functioning of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a phased and regulated manner,” it said.
Virtual hearing may be afforded only to Chamber matters and Registrar Court matters, the letter said.
It also said that the proper guidelines and due precautions, after thorough consultation from a Committee of Doctors, can be formulated for restricted entry into the Supreme Court premises, wearing of masks and face shields, maintenance of highest sanitisation standards, proper social distancing and so on so forth.
“It was also RESOLVED that the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India he requested to meet the presidents and the office berates of the two Associations to work out the modalities on the suggestions made herein,” said in the letter.
Read the letter here;
-India Legal Bureau
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