New Delhi, Jun 24 (ILNS) The Supreme Court today issued a circular, allowing physical hearing with effect from July 5, 2021, stating that Advocates-on-Record/Parties-in-Person (after inter-action) may mention their fresh matters both physically and through the prevailing Video-Conference mode.
The Court said that Advocates-on-record can mention their fresh matters physicall (from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.) on Monday to Friday & (from 10.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m). on Sat as well as through Video Conferencing (VC) mode (from 12.15 p.m. till 2.00 p.m.) on Monday to Friday and (from 11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.) on Saturday before the Mentioning Officer.
(b) those who intend to mention matter(s) through Video Conferencing (VC) Mode as stated above in clause (a), shall submit from respective registered email id their request in the Listing Proforma along with letter of urgency on e-mail id email@example.com on working days between 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. (on Monday to Friday) and between 10.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. (on Saturday). The request should specify the subject “mentioning through VC”. On receipt of such request, in the Listing Proforma, mentioning through VC will be permitted on the next day, within the time stipulated;
(c) the Advocates-on-Record/Parties-in-Person (after inter-action) may send from respective registered email id their request for mentioning of IAs in pending matter or after notice matter, in the proposed form (Annexure-I), at the email id firstname.lastname@example.org on working days between 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. (on Monday to Friday) and between 10.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. (on Saturday), which shall be placed before the Competent Authority for oral mentioning through Video Conferencing only, before the Bench of Hon’ble Presiding Judge having coram in that matter;
(d) nature of urgency in the mentioning for urgent listing shall be considered as per the guidelines laid down in Judicial Circular of January (I)/2019 dated January 23, 1, 2019,” the order read. ILNS/KR/RJ