The Assam Kaziranga University

The Gauhati Supreme Court will operate in virtual mode from today, January 6, with a staggering roster, to avoid footfalls amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.

A notification issued on Wednesday, January 5, stated that only a limited number of cases would be listed from today until further orders. It stated, “Learned advocates and parties-in-person may mention their matters showing urgency before the concerned courts in the principal seat. The Court, only on being satisfied that the matter is of urgent nature, shall hear such matters.”

“Only the learned advocates and parties-in-person, whose names appear in the cause list, shall enter the premises of the High Court. Any other individual whose presence is required in the Court shall enter after obtaining prior permission of the Registrar (Administration),” the notification added.

The notification also informed that wearing a mask and social distancing will be compulsory within the premises of the High Court.

It also added that “All lawyers, litigants, members of staff, security staff, etc. having taken both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shall be allowed to enter the High Court premises.”

The Assam Kaziranga University