A notice issued by the National Consumer Redressal Commission (NCDRC) states that it is suspending physical hearings for matters before various benches, starting from April 12. And these cases will take place solely through video conferencing until any further notice regarding the same.
Looking at the recent surge in the number of Covid cases, Justice RK Agarwal, the President of NCDRC, took this decision. S Hanumanth Rao, the Joint Registrar of NCDRC, issued a notice on Saturday over the same. It remarked that until any following intimation, physical and hybrid hearings of matters which due before the National Commission stands to suspended.
In addition to this, the notice clarified that the hearings take place through video conferencing from April 12, 2021. As per the Registry of NCDRC, the listing of cases will continue via video conferencing considering the requests sent in by Lawyers/Litigants. Also, the NCDRC will monitor the process through reports issued in June 2020. Lastly, it explicitly puts a halt to public dealings until any further updates.