NGT cheif, members to attend office from May 4

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New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday said that its chairperson, members and officers will attend the office pursuant to the end of the second phase of the lockdown.

“With effect from 04.05.2020, the Chairperson and Members of the National Green Tribunal, as well all the officers of the National Green Tribunal (Deputy Registrars and above) will attend the Office with 100% attendance, while the remaining staff up to 33% strength shall physically attend the Office as separately notified from time to time,” NGT’s Registrar General Ashu Garg stated.

It added, “Entry to the NGT complex shall be restricted only to its staff. All the safety and precautionary guidelines issued by the Government shall be scrupulously followed.”

Considering the health and safety of lawyers, public, litigants and staff, judicial work in the tribunal will be conducted via video conferencing, without physical presence of parties or their counsel in the NGT complex. “Only online filing of cases is allowed, and no physical filing is permitted,” it added.

For video conference hearings, NGT will use the “Vidyo” application. If a request for personal hearing through VC is permitted by the Bench, the time and link with a one-time password for VC hearing will be shared with the parties by the office.

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