Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 25
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Sunday requested Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to advance the summer vacation of the Supreme Court in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
In letter to CJI Ramana, 5 senior-most judges and the Secretary General of the Supreme Court, SCBA President Vikas Singh mentioned the summer break may start on April 26 and finish by June 6 with common courts commencing from June 7.
The summer vacation ought to be curtailed by per week from seven weeks to six weeks, it added.
According to the 2021 calandar launched by the Supreme Court, summer vacation is scheduled to start on May 14 and finish on June 30.
Noting that the second wave of COVID-19 was set to attain its peak by mid-May and the Delhi Government has additionally prolonged its lockdown until the start of May, the SCBA prompt that summer vacation ought to be superior.
Singh additionally urged them to convert the newly constructed advocates chamber constructing to a COVID19 care centre for legal professionals, court docket workers and their households affected by the pandemic.
If the vacant legal professionals’ chamber block within the new premises was allotted to be used as a COVID care centre, the Delhi Government may be requested to take over it and make it operational.
It identified that its members have been struggling due to the pandemic and plenty of of its members have died in the previous couple of days.
The SCBA letter expressed the hope that contemplating the “grim situation”, the solutions made by it could be accepted instantly in order that the required observe up motion could possibly be taken by the Delhi Government on the earliest.