Allahabad High Court extends interim orders passed by it & Courts subordinate to it until December 1, 2020 [COVID-19]

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday, extended the life of interim orders passed it or by the Courts/Tribunals subordinate to it until December 1, 2020 in view of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Previously, the Allahabad High Court had extended all interim orders till October 31.

    A Division Bench comprising of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice Piyush Agrawal passed the order and noted that, “The position on account of COVID-19 Pandemic has not entirely improved in the State.”

    In the light of the same, the Bench has issued an order to extend the effect of an earlier order which had:

    • extended the operation of all interim orders passed by the Allahabad High Court and subordinate courts as well as tribunals in the State.
    • directed that the period of 90 days during which the caveats filed under Section 148-A CPC remain in force would exclude the lockdown period and the period in which the functioning of courts and tribunals have remained suspended or disturbed.

    The above mentioned order, passed on August 19, has now been extended until December 1, 2020, on which date the matter will be taken up again for suitable orders.