Odisha: Khurda District Judge Directs Interim Committee To Work From Home After Staff Tests COVID-19 Positive

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Khurda: To contain further spread of COVID-19, a district judge has directed the judicial officers, staff, advocates, litigants and other stakeholders on Monday to work from home after a court sub-inspector (CSI) staff tested positive for the virus.

Issuing a notification, he directed the officers to restrict their court work to extremely urgent matters from their residence office through video conferencing with minimum support staff till completion of sanitisation.

“I am directed to inform that a CSI staff has been tested positive in the Court premises. To avoid the possibility of spreading of the disease among the Judicial Officers, Staff, Advocates, litigants and other stakeholders, the District Judge has been pleased to direct all the Officers to restrict the functioning of their court work relating to extremely urgent matters from their res office by utilizing video conferencing/virtual hearing (via Jitsi software) as far as practicable with minimal support staff as per roster till completion of the process of disinfection,” the notification added.

He also requested to avoid congregation in the court premises and to cooperate.

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