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Chhattisgarh High Court suspends normal functioning of all Courts in Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh High Court on Tuesday i.e. 5th May 2020 issued an order for the suspension of the normal functioning of the High Court, District Courts, and other Subordinate Courts of the Chhattisgarh State.

Chhattisgarh High Court also made arrangements for dealing with extremely urgent cases. Thus, a special arrangement has been extended for a further period of 2 weeks.

Prior Orders Of The Chhattisgarh High Court

COVID-19 is spreading like a wildfire throughout the world and the number of death rates is also increasing day by day.

During this hard time of the pandemic, it is tough for the people to co-operate even when it comes to fulfilling their necessities.

All these death tolls across the nation have made the people fear this disease more. Hence, public places and other workplaces such as courts or companies are a dangerous place to work in.

To avoid the spreading of this virus, Chhattisgarh High Court took the crucial step towards the functioning of the courts and court matters.

Earlier, on 26th March, a decision was made to suspend the functioning of all the High Court, District Court, and other Subordinate Courts till 31st March 2020.

But later, the Chhattisgarh High Court stated that they may extend the suspension period of the functioning of court activities till 14th April 2020.

Therefore, the High Court of Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur extended the suspension of court functioning till 14th April.

The High Court after issuing the order of suspension of court functioning till 14th April said that till 14th April, no normal day to day operation will be carried out.

Only those cases should be considered which are extremely urgent and need to be heard these days.

Further, all the fourteen judges of the High Court including the Chief Justice of High Court, held a meeting to come up with the resolution.

The representation was made by different bodies including High Court Employees, other advocates, CG State bar Council and HC Bar Association for the declaration of the holidays to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus.

Further, the High Court also discussed an extraordinary situation wherein the train services, public transports, and all the public offices should be closed by the Central Government to prevent the further spreading of the virus.

The Court also directed the High Court Officials to Work from Home during the so-called lockdown holidays.

The Court further said that no fresh filings of the new cases during the suspension period of the Courts and there shall be no listing of cases.

Latest Order

The Chhattisgarh High Court issued fresh order for the suspension of the functioning of the Courts for a further period of 2 weeks.

The order reads as-

“Order issued by the Union Home Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, the suspension of the Normal functioning of the High Court, District Court and other Subordinate Courts specifically Commercial Courts, Family Courts, Industrial Courts, Labour Court, etc. of the Chhattisgarh State is extended for a further period of two weeks.

Arrangements for dealing with extremely urgent cases is also extended for a further period of two weeks.

And similar terms and conditions will be subject until further modifications, if any, issued from time to time. is now on Telegram. Follow us for regular legal updates and judgements from the court. Follow us on Google News, InstagramLinkedInFacebook & Twitter. You can also subscribe for our Weekly Email Updates. You can also contribute stories like this and help us spread awareness for a better society. Submit Your Post Now.

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