The summer vacations for Delhi district courts have been postponed from May 17 to June 30, 2021, due to the alarming increase of Covid 19 in the national capital.
The following is an extract from the office order issued by the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court:
"The Hon'ble Full Court has been pleased to pre-date the District Courts in Delhi's Summer Vacation for the year 2021, and order that the District Courts in Delhi (except the Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates) will be closed for Summer Vacation from Monday, May 17th, 2021 to Thursday to June 3rd, 2021 (both days inclusive)."
The duration between May 17 to June 15 shall be the vacation period for the members of the Delhi Judicial Service falling under the Delhi Judicial Service (Leave) Rules, 2011.
The Courts presided over by officers of the Delhi Judicial Service (except the Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates) will be closed for Summer Vacation from the 17th to the 3rd of June 2021 (both days inclusive), and the Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates will be closed from the (17th to the 27th of May 2021), ‘both days inclusive’ as per the order.
Furthermore, the cases mentioned between (May 17 and June 3) will be heard between June 14 and June 30 "on the corresponding working days," with the current system of hearing the cases continuing until June 30.
"All the Principal District and Sessions Judges and Principal Judges (Family Court) shall ensure that bare minimum staff is called physically and that the majority of the staff officials mandatorily work from home, till the time the situation becomes normal," the order reads.