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Coronavirus | Supreme Court vacation issue to go to Full Bench

A view of Supreme Court of India. File

A view of Supreme Court of India. File

Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Monday took note of the representations of Bar bodies seeking advancement of summer vacation in view of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases and decided to put them before the Full Bench for consideration.

Earlier in the day, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) led by its president and senior advocate Vikas Singh, and the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) said it had been decided that instead of May 14, the summer vacation in the apex court would now commence from May 8 and would end on June 27.

Later, sources, privy to the development, clarified that the CJI held preliminary discussions with Bar leaders of the SCBA, Bar Council of India (BCI) and the SCAORA and “decided to place the issue before the full court which alone is competent to decide on the vacation.”

Justice Ramana has “positively responded” to the suggestions and representations of Bar bodies that the new chamber building of the Supreme Court be considered for opening as the COVID-19 care centre and has sought some “more details,” the sources said.


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