New Delhi, Feb. 11 (Delhi Crown): District courts in Delhi will reopen with 50% capacity with effect from Monday (Feb. 14), said an official order issued on Friday.
The rest 50% courts will continue to hold virtual hearings, on an alternate basis.
The courts have been shut for past couple of weeks, with only video-conferencing allowed, amid the third Covid-19 pandemic wave.
The Principal District Judges have been tasked to prepare daily roaster of judicial officers of their respective courts.
“This arrangement stall continue till Feb. 28 and from March 2 there shall be complete resumption of physical hearings in the district courts. After complete resumption of physical hearing, the courts may, in exceptional circumstances on a case-to-case basis, permit hybrid/video conferencing hearing,” said the order.
The advocates, staff officials, litigants and other visitors to the courts shall follow all the Covid-19 protocols, guidelines, directions, etc. issued by the Government of India, the Delhi Govt. and court administration from time to time.
The order also stated that all stakeholders are advised to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest.