Cuttack: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orissa High Court today said the normal functioning of the High Court will continue to remain suspended till August 21.
In a statement, the HC said it would have restricted functioning with limited number of Judges by virtual mode as per the roaster assigned by the Chief Justice and take up only extremely urgent matters on advance memo of urgency submitted by advocates/litigants to the Deputy Registrar (Judicial) by e-filing mode/e-mail/Drop Box with advance intimation to the opposite parties.
The court further stated it would hear cases by virtual mode/video conferencing mode on the web link provided to concerned advocates/litigants, who may appear from their residence or offices.
Filing of new cases during the period of lockdown shall be permitted only by e-filing mode or e-mail or drop box.
The High Court premises during the above period shall remain closed except for minimal number of the authorized officers and staff for emergent duties. But all the staff of the court shall be required to stay at the headquarters.
“The Superintendents of different Sections of the High Court shall depute minimal staff as per the day to day requirement that may be determined by the Registrar (Judicial),” it read.