The Supreme Court has decided to further restrict its functioning due to Corona virus pandemic and announced that only five benches will function today. According to court officials, only urgent cases, which have been directed for listing will be taken up for hearing by the benches.
The office bearers of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association interacted with Secretary General of the apex court and urged him to issue a circular to ensure that only urgent matters are mentioned by lawyers. The bar body also urged the apex court official that the work of the registry should be curtailed accordingly to avoid the spread of virus.
Earlier, the apex court had decided that from 16th of March, only six benches of the apex court will function and take up only 12 urgent matters each to avoid overcrowding of court rooms.