Regular work on the Calcutta High Court and its circuit benches will proceed to stay suspended until April 30, amid the spurt in COVID-19 circumstances, an official mentioned right here on Thursday.
Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan has arrived on the resolution, upon contemplating the prevailing scenario within the wake of the pandemic, a notification mentioned.
Apart from the excessive court docket and its circuit benches at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Jalpaiguri, common work can even stay suspended on the subordinate courts, the notification mentioned.
Offices underneath the excessive court docket will probably be no exception. Between April 9 and 30, 5 days – April 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 – have been earmarked for 2 division benches and three single benches to take up extraordinarily pressing issues via video conferencing, Rai Chattopadhyay, the registrar normal of the excessive court docket, mentioned.
Earlier, the chief justice, via a notification on March 24, had suspended common work on the courts from March 25 to April 9.
Referring to numerous advisories issued by the central and state governments for combating the COVID-19 illness, notices by the Supreme Court, the chief justice handed the order as managing the functioning of courts at this time limit is tough, the registrar normal added.