Covid-19: SC sets up helpline for queries on listing of cases during lockdown

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a helpline number to address the queries of advocates and parties appearing in person for mentioning and listing of urgent matters during the lockdown period.

It said helpline numbers will be work between 10 AM and 5 PM on weekdays from Monday to Friday and between 10 AM and 1.30 PM on Saturday, except holidays and Sunday.

The circular issued by Supreme Court Secretary General Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar said, “In continuation of Circulars dated March 23 & March 26, 2020, and the Standard Operating Procedure for urgent hearing of matters through video conferencing, it is hereby informed that during lockdown period, following Helpline has been set up to answer the queries of the Advocates-on-Record appearing for the parties/Party-in-person with regard to mentioning and listing of extremely urgent matters, which they have already mentioned by sending a mail on mention.Sc@sci.Nic.In”. (AGENCIES)