Odisha: HC switches to video conferencing during COVID-19 pandemic

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today formulated the ‘Orissa High Court e-Filing and Video Conferencing Scheme, 2020’ in view of the lockdown imposed by the Centre to contain the spread of COVID-19. The move will help e-filing of cases and hearing of cases through video conferencing in High Court of Orissa. The case hearing through video conferencing will be effective from April 9.

Earlier, the Supreme Court in its order issued guidelines for courts to function through video conferencing during COVID-19 pandemic.

Filing of cases can be done by sending the scanned copies of applications and relevant documents through email to [email protected]

In case of difficulty in joining the video conferencing session or in case of any grievance regarding quality or audibility of feed of video conferencing, anyone can contact the VC Helpline Number: 9437900550.

“Advocates/ Parties whose cases shall be heard through video conferencing are requested to remain in readiness one hour prior to commencement of court hours for the purpose of testing the functionality of video conferencing. Such Advocates/Parties are further requested to ensure availability of the Video Conferencing software applications (as mentioned in the scheme) in their respective devices prior to testing,” the Orissa High Court said in a statement.

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