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Panaji : March 17, 2020

                               Phalguna 27, 1941 


          The Hon’ble Acting Chief Justice has directed that the functioning of the Court in High Court at Principal Seat as well as its Benches at Nagpur, Aurangabad and High Court of Bombay at Goa will function from 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m. until further orders.

          Office of Register shall function from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at all Benches and High Court of Bombay at Goa and by reducing working strength upto 50% until further orders.

          The Principal District Judges or the Principal Judges shall decide the timing of Court functioning as per the situation prevailing in their respective districts. The principle idea being to avoid congestion and occasion of close contacts. However, they shall endeavour that the Court working hours are not more than 3 hours in a day and the working hours of the office are not more than 4 hours. They shall also take steps for reducing the attendance of the staff members by about 50% and utilize the staff alternatively. So that it will help de-congestion of Courts.

          The Bar Associations should also ensure that the Bar Rooms are not crowded and shall not be kept open beyond the office working hours of the respective courts as stipulated by the Principal District Judge / Principal Judge in their Courts.

          The canteens, cafetaria in the Court shall also remain closed beyond the stated working hours.

          This advisory shall apply to the sub-ordinate Courts in the State of Goa.