Pune District Court Will Function In Two Shifts, Morning and Afternoon; Will Help To Clear Pending Cases

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Pune, January 9, 2021: For the last nine months the district court has been operational for important and urgent cases only– now it will be working in two phases starting Monday. The court will be open between 11 am to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 4.30 pm.

A meeting of the office bearers of the High Court and the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa was held recently in Mumbai. In this meeting, the High Court had expressed its positive attitude towards the regular commencement of the work of the court. Getting regular working permission will help in settling pending cases.

According to the revised standard operating procedure (SOP) of the High Court, the court will start functioning in two shifts as per the scheduled time from Monday. Rules have been prepared for the functioning of the court and this needs to be followed.

All judges and staff are required to be present in each shift and will not be allowed to enter the court hall unless summoned by the court. In the first shift, the hearing of the proofs of the claims will be held and in the second shift the arguments, results will be declared and orders will be passed. Only those who are required to appear will be allowed to enter the court premises, and those concerned are required to leave the court hall and the court premises after the commencement of proceedings.

“The court will begin its work on Monday. All bar rooms will open on Monday. Libraries, table spaces and chambers are also allowed to open. Sanitisation and cleaning will be done on Saturday by Pune Municipal Corporation and Bar Association,” said, Adv Satish Mulik, President of Pune Bar Association.