New Delhi, October 29: The Securities Appellate Tribunal on Thursday extended suspension of physical hearing till November 20 amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Interim orders, if any, which are operational would remain in force till the next date of hearing, according to a notification. “… the judicial work of the tribunal (physical hearing) shall remain suspended till Nov. 20, 2020,” it said in a notification. 

The tribunal would keep functioning via video conference from Nov. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until further orders. As per the notification, the office of the registry would function from Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all working days, news agency PTI reported.

The directions already issued and permitted from time to time shall be continued and all earlier orders shall be aligned with the present order and shall remain in force up to and inclusive of Nov. 20, the tribunal said.

Besides, matters fixed for physical hearing between Nov. 2 to Nov. 20 would be rescheduled from Dec. 1 to Dec. 21. Earlier, the tribunal had suspended judicial work till Oct. 29 while continuing to function through video conference.

In case of extreme urgent matters, parties may file cases by adopting standard operating procedures introduced by the tribunal earlier, the tribunal said.

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