Allahabad high court issues guidelines to subordinate courts

  • | Wednesday | 7th April, 2021

Kanpur: District judge Kanpur Nagar Ram Pal Singh (II) on Tuesday directed all judicial officials and court employees to leave the court premises as soon as their judicial work is over. The orders were passed in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Allahabad high court to the subordinate courts on April 5.

Kanpur: District judge Kanpur Nagar Ram Pal Singh (II) on Tuesday directed all judicial officials and court employees to leave the court premises as soon as their judicial work is over. The orders were passed in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Allahabad high court to the subordinate courts on April 5.

The Allahabad high court has directed that judicial officers shall take steps to ensure that at a time only a minimum number of advocates/litigants are present in the courtroom during court proceedings and observe physical distancing guidelines. The judicial officer shall not prevent appearance of parties in a case unless the party suffers from illness, but shall have the power to restrict entry of people in the courtroom or the point from which advocates argue cases. The high court directed that before the opening of the court campus, the district judge and other senior judicial officers shall ensure complete sanitization as per medical guidelines.

Moreover, a dedicated helpline for assisting advocates/litigants, mentioning land line/ mobile numbers, shall be published in the district court website. In other directions, judicial officials have been exempted from wearing coats and gowns. Similarly, the dress code during the court proceedings for male counsels will be white shirt and light color trousers and sober attire for women counsels.


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