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Delhi HC To Continue With Restricted Physical Hearings; Reduces Number of Benches for Physical Hearing

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The Delhi High Court on Saturday said it has reduced the number of benches that would be holding physical hearings due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The Court has decided to continue with current model of both physical and virtual hearings.

As per the roster effective from September 15 to October 8, three Benches would conduct court proceedings through physical mode. Benches would continue to sit on a rotation basis.

The decision was taken on the basis of statistics, submitted before the full court by the Registry, which indicated that around 94 percent of the advocates had indicated their preferred mode of hearing as ’virtual’ mode on the designated mentioning link/e-filing module of the High Court.

Most of the advocates, whose matters were listed before the benches constituted for physical hearing, expressed their inability, reluctance or unwillingness to appear physically and that requests, in large number, were received for taking up the matters through video conferencing.

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