Supreme Court advances Summer Vacation from May 10 in view of surge in COVID-19 cases[Read Circular]

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The Supreme Court on Saturday advanced its summer vacation, which would now commence from May 10 instead of May 14, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana took the decision to reschedule the apex court’s summer vacation, considering the suggestions of bar bodies due to the alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

On April 26, the CJI had taken note of the representations made by bar bodies seeking advancement of the summer vacation in view of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases and decided to put them before the full bench for consideration.

A circular issued by the Court on Saturday said :

“It is hereby circulated for information of all concerned that upon consideration of the suggestions from the Bar due to an alarming surge in Covid- 19infections, and in terms of provisions of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013 in that regard, Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India has been pleased to direct that the Summer Vacation of the Supreme Court Calendar, 2021 be rescheduled to commence on Monday, the 10th May, 2021, and the Hon’ble Court shall reopen after Summer Vacation on Monday, the 28 June, 2021, and further that Saturday, the 13th November, 2021 shall be a working day of the Hon’ble Court.”

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