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NGT to hear cases from dais starting June 8 but through video conferencing

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will conduct proceedings from the dais of the court rooms in the NGT complex from June 8, a notice issued on Tuesday said.
According to the communication, the hearings, held through video conferencing only, would be held while maintaining all social distancing norms and protocols.
"It is notified for all concerned that decision has been taken by the competent authority to the effect that from June 8 onwards and till further orders all the benches of the NGT shall conduct court proceedings from the dais of the court rooms in the NGT complex, while maintaining all social distancing norms and protocols.
“The hearings shall however continue to be continued through video conferencing only," a notice issued by NGT said.
In view of the fresh guidelines issued by the Union home ministry on nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus, the NGT on Sunday had said that the entire staff will physically attend the office from June 1.
The home ministry on Saturday said 'Unlock-1' will be initiated in the country from June 8 under which the nationwide lockdown effectuated on March 25 will be relaxed to a great extent, including opening of shopping malls, restaurants and religious places, even as strict restrictions will remain in place till June 30 in the country's worst-hit areas.
According to a circular issued by NGT on Sunday , all the guidelines issued by the government with respect to preventive measures will be strictly followed at workplace.
"In the light of the Order of the Ministry of Home Affairs and modified guidelines therein, and in continuation of the circular dated May 30, the Competent Authority has been pleased to direct that with effect from June 1, entire staff shall physically attend the Office, the circular issued by NGT said.
"All the guidelines/directions/instructions/protocols issued by the Government from time to time, with respect to preventive measures to be followed at workplace, be strictly followed without showing any laxity or negligence. Previous diRead More – Source