GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday issued certain guidelines and norms to be followed for the functioning of the High Court in the Principal Seat as well as its outlying benches at Kohima, Aizwal and Itanagar and the subordinate courts of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.
Some of the key directions, which shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force for two weeks, are –
The Courts shall take the urgent matters only, which are to be mentioned by the learned advocates through e-mails up to noon of a particular day. And upon receipt of such requests, the urgency of those matters shall be determined by the Courts concerned and the cases shall be taken up in virtual mode.
While preparing the daily case lists, the cases shall be limited in numbers and those cases shall be distributed in two sessions i.e. pre-lunch and post-lunch sessions. It is made clear that the learned advocates, who prefer to come to the court for arguing their cases from the Courts if they have no sufficient infrastructure of their own, may do so.
The other COVID protocols, which were notified from time to time through various notifications by the High Court, shall be strictly followed and deviation by any staff/ person shall be viewed seriously.