Amid COVID, Rajasthan HC To Hear Only Urgent Cases

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In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state, Rajasthan High Court has decided to take up only urgent cases. Moreover, the cases would be heard through video conferencing.

A notification issued by the Registrar General in this regard came into effect today.

Moreover, the directions, issued by the high court administration in this regard, shall remain in effect till October 1 or until further orders.

Hindustan Times quoted the Registrar General as saying, “It is made clear that on consideration of written mentioning and written submissions, if any, the relief as prayed for in extremely urgent matters will be considered and/or the matter shall be suitably adjourned without passing any adverse orders. This clause shall not be applicable if effective hearing has been made.”

The notification further stated that “only bare essential staff of courts, judicial sections, administrative sections and computer cells required to manage the urgent work would be called on a rotational basis. Sitting arrangement of the staff shall be in such a manner so as to maintain required physical distance between them. OnIy such staff members are required to come to office who have been specifically directed to do so till October 1. Remaining staff would not be required to attend the office but remain available at home during office timings and would not leave headquarters without permission.”  

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