The Supreme Court of India will continue its Virtual Court hearing system when Court opens from July 6. It has issued circular in supersession of earlier circulars and further elaborating Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for e-filing, mentioning, listing and hearing of matters through video conferencing/tele-conferencing mode.
“In order to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), considering the prevailing situation, and taking into account the suggestions received from various quarters and the guidelines issued by the Government of India and Government of NCT of Delhi from time to time, Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India has been pleased to direct the constitution of the Hon’ble Bench(es) for hearing of matters through Virtual Courts w.e.f. 06.07.2020,” said the circular.
The Court has also issued a proposed sitting of benches from July 6, will sit in two sets & hear only miscellaneous matters till July 10. The first bench in Set one will be comprising of the Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Aniruddha Bose & Justice A.S. Bopanna. (Sitting Arrangement of Benches Given Below)
LISTING OF MATTERS
Categories of matters to be taken up for hearing
- The fresh matters lying in the pool which could not be listed earlier, may be listed before the Hon’ble Virtual Court in the week commencing 06.07.2020 i.e. from 06.07.2020 to 10.07.2020.
- With effect from 13.07.2020, subject to availability of matters and also the requirement, the miscellaneous cases may be listed on Monday and Friday. Further subject to directions of the competent authority, after notice matters may also be listed along with fresh matters, giving preference to part heard matters.
- On non-miscellaneous days i.e. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, miscellaneous matters including final hearing matters and regular matters may be listed, giving preference to part heard matters. (Full Circular Attached)
Read the Circular Here;
-India Legal Bureau