Madurai High court and other subordinate courts of Tamil Nadu reopened for physical hearing.

Priyanka Kumari

01.06.2020

The Madras High Court has decided to reopen Madurai high court and subordinate courts of 9 district of Tamil Nadu from July 1 for its physical functioning.

The Madras High Court has decided to reopen Madurai high court and subordinate courts of 9 district of Tamil Nadu from July 1 for its physical functioning. The other 9 district courts are: Dharampuri, Nilgiris, Krishnagari, Tiruvarur, Theni, Karur and Sivangangai.
In order to open court functioning, guidelines have been issued to advocates and court staff in view of covid-19 pandemic. Wearing mask has been made compulsory. According to the notification issued by the court , the open court proceeding will be held from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and hearing of cases by video conferencing will be held at the request of counsel from 2:30pm to 4:45 pm. The number of cases listed for hearing by the open council in a day shall not be more than 10 with a time slot allotted to the respective advocate. The sitting arrangement in court shall will be according to physical distancing norm. advocates have been asked not to wear coats/gowns/robes and instead wear plain white shirts and white pants/black pants/white salwar kamees/white sari with plain white neckband. Physical filing will be not allowed only email filing procedure will be continued till further orders. Regarding safety only main entrance will used for entry and exit and senior advocate and advocates, whose cases are listed will be allowed to enter the high court.