Karnataka High Court Issues New SOP ; Cases To Be Heard In Hybrid Mode From November 8

The Karnataka High Court has issued a modern standard operating procedure (SOP) which is able be compelling from Monday (November 8), wherein the hearing of all the cases will be by cross breed mode of both physical and online in both sessions, In any case, the individuals of the Bar are asked to lean toward online mode.

 As per the SOP, “Each individual entering the court premises counting advocates, parties-in-person, staff individuals and prosecutors might ideally wear appropriate twofold confront cover counting one N95 face mask, staff of the High Court should wear hand gloves all the time and should utilize sanitizer as shown within the health advisories as of now issued and web-hosted on the website. Whereas within the Court, all people might entirely take after the rule of keeping up social-distancing.”

 It is additionally expressed that each individual entering the Court areas counting the Advocates, parties-in-person, prosecutors, Police, Security Staff, individuals of the Court staff counting drivers and PSOs of the Hon’ble Judges, should be checked at the section point by utilizing temperature scanners/thermal scanners. “In case it is found that temperature isn’t typical or any of them are found to have side effects, their passage to the Court areas might not be allowed”, states the SOP.

 Further, it is coordinated that, The entry/access should be given to the Advocates at the Foremost Seat at Bengaluru through the Doors arranged at Court Lobby Nos.22 and 39, for the time being. The hone of partitioning the cause list into 5 sessions is ceased. A Single Cause List might be issued appearing the graduation of the Court Session as 10:30 a.m.”

 The SOP too says that, “Wearing of masks is obligatory within the Court corridors, Bar Association Premises, workplaces as well as within the Court compound. Anyone found not wearing a mask might be instantly required to leave the premise. “The Advocate Association shall be kept open for the use of advocates. However, the advocates shall make use of the association with 50% seating capacity.

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