Courts to function in restricted manner


Panaji: Amidst rise in the covid-19 cases, all the courts in the state will function in two shifts and take up remand, bail matters of undertrial prisoners and only urgent matters with effect from January 10.

As per the circular issues, in view of the SOP of the Administrative Judges’ Committee of the High Court of Bombay, due to the exponential surge in covid-19 cases, all courts shall function in two shifts and to take up remand, bail, matters of undertrial prisoners with effect from January 10.

The Judicial working hours will be of two hours in each shift, that is, 11 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

The office working hours will be 10.30am to 4.30 pm with presence of 50 per cent of the staff every day by rotation.

The courts may take up other matters like fixed for recording for evidence, hearing for arguments etc via virtual platform. The court may take up the matter physically which are eigher brought or scheduled for compromise/compounding.

The judicial officers may not pass any adverse order owing to the absence of the advocates, parties, witnesses or accused.


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