CHENNAI The Madras High Court will begin hearing cases on a physical/virtual/hybrid basis on Monday at its main seat in Chennai and its Madurai Bench.
Hearings on physical/virtual/hybrid mode are subject to strict adherence to Covid-19 safety norms, according to a notification issued by the High Court Registrar.While presenting in court, advocates, litigants, and parties-in-person should be vaccinated.
While the Bar and Law Chambers are permitted to operate, the High Court's libraries and canteens will be closed, according to the notification. In the case of subordinate courts, similar rules have been announced.
Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari issued guidelines on January 2 to follow the virtual mode, omitting both physical and hybrid ways of operating until further orders, putting on hold the previous announcement for a complete resumption of the physical hearing.
In the state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry, a similar notification was issued regarding the operation of all subordinate courts.