Corona Crisis: Supreme Court Releases New Dress Code For Virtual Hearing, Lawyers Get this Exemption

Supreme Court Circular for new dress code for lawyers to virtual hearing amid coronavirus- India TV

In the midst of the Corona crisis, the Supreme Court has arranged for a change in the dress code to be conducted through video conferencing during the lockdown enforced by the Coronavirus. The Supreme Court has relaxed the dress code to appear before advocates appearing before the bench through video conferencing. The court has abolished the requirement of wearing gowns for some time.

The circular issued on May 13 by the Secretary General of the Supreme Court stated that ‘lawyers during the hearing from the virtual court system before the court till the next order or medical compulsory remain’ with plain white neck bands, plain white Can wear shirt / white-salwar-kameez / white saree ‘. These instructions will come into force with immediate effect. Let the experts know that it is very important to wash clothes worn daily to prevent corona infection. However, it is not possible to do this with a coat and tie. Therefore, the court and tie have been removed from the dress code of lawyers in view of Corona virus infection at present.

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The Registrar General of the Supreme Court stated in the circular that in view of the Kovid-19 transition, this arrangement has been made to change the dress code. Lawyers will not wear black coats and gowns until further orders during the hearing through video conferencing. Women lawyers will wear white salwar suits or white saris, over which they will not wear black coats and gowns. Earlier, the Supreme Court staff was refused to wear the coat on 24 April itself. Despite the lockdown, the Supreme Court did not let its functioning be disrupted. Started hearing of important cases through video conferencing. Important cases are being heard three to 4 days a week.


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