The government issued an ordinance for holding virtual court proceedings on Mau 9, two days after getting approval from the cabinet, allowing courts to hold trials digitally.
The cabinet on May 7 approved the ordinance to resume regular court activities amid the general holidays declared to stop transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.
The ordinance will allow usage of information and communication technology (ICT) to ensure virtual attendance of the concerned parties in courts for holding trial, inquiry, hearing on appeals, recording testimonies, arguments and passing judgement.
"Ordinance for Usage of Information and Communication Technology by Court, 2020," will come into effect immediately.
The Supreme Court on May 5 extended the ongoing general holidays at all the courts across the country till May 16 to prevent the transmission of deadly coronavirus.
An apex court circular issued on that day urged all the employees of the courts across the country, not to leave their work stations during the holidays.