The NCDRC has issued a statement announcing that it would begin holding court physically on November 15th.
The National Consumer Disputes Redress Commission (NCDRC) announced on Thursday that it will begin hearing cases in person on November 15, 2021. “It is now notified for the information of everyone concerned that, beginning November 15, 2021, the Benches of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission will only hear cases listed before them through actual court hearings,” the statement noted. All other modes of hearing cases, such as virtual courts and hybrid hearings, will be completely eliminated, according to the notification.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the NCDRC had begun hearing cases as early as June 15, 2020. It was compelled to postpone physical and hybrid hearings of cases earlier this year, in April, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Following the recent notification, the Commission plans to return to physical hearings only beginning in mid-November.