The Karnataka High Court has relaxed the restrictions and allowed the hearings through hybrid mode.
In the Principal Bench at Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, the parties-in-person and Advocates whose cases are listed are allowed to enter the Court complex by strictly complying with the COVID norms. The Advocates may download the “Telegram” application through the link https://t.me/karnatakahighcourt and download the cause list of the concerned Court and seek entry to the Court Complex.
Entry to the Parties-in-person to the Court Complex would be on the basis of showing the details of the case listed through Hard copy or on the mobile at the entry point.
The litigants who have been specifically directed or permitted under the orders of the Court to personally remain present shall be allowed to enter the Court Complex by strictly complying the COVID norms. The order of the Court shall be shown at the entry point.
Filing of cases is permitted by two (2) modes, i.e., e-filing and physical filing. It is hereby informed that the facility for receiving new filing of cases, Interlocutory Applications (IAs), extra documents, Memos and Demand Drafts/Cheques is also made available at the Filing Counter set up near Gate No.5, without fixing any prior appointment at Principal Bench at Bengaluru. In case of Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, new filing of cases, Interlocutory Applications (IAs), extra documents, Memos and Demand Drafts/Cheques, shall be received at the Filing Counters without fixing any prior appointment.
In all pending matters where the Advocates/Parties-in-person intend to get the matter listed in view of urgency, an ‘application for listing’ narrating the urgency shall be filed in the counter which will be numbered as IA. The said application shall be posted before the respective Benches on the third day from the date of filing. Further, in all pending matters where there is extreme urgency and urgent interim orders are to be obtained, the Advocates/Parties-in-person may move a memo before the respective Benches in the prescribed format attached herewith narrating the urgency before the respective Benches.
The Advocate Association shall be kept open for the use of advocates. However, the advocates shall make use of the association with 50% seating capacity.