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NCLAT notifies operating procedure for conducting virtual hearings in urgent matters from June 1

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The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has notified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for conducting virtual hearings in urgent matters from June 1, 2020, via VIDYO.

The details are:


– The mentioning application shall be submitted by e-mail to [email protected]

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– The mentioning application must contain the case-details and contact details of the Advocate/Authorised Representative/ Party-in-Person.

– The mentioning application must contain a separate paragraph giving consent for taking up the matter via virtual mode.

– Advocate/Authorised Representative/ Party-in-Person must also specify if he/she would be using desktop, laptop or mobile phone to connect to the Tribunal.

– If mentioning is allowed, the Advocate/Authorized Representative/Party-in-Person shall file the Appeal/Interlocutory application in hard copy as per procedure.

– After curing all the defects, the cases would be listed in the cause list.


– The court fee shall be paid through Bharat Kosh (https://bharatkosh.gov.in).

– The parties shall not be permitted to rely upon any document other than the documents duly filed along with the Appeal/Interlocutory application in conformity with the NCLAT Rules.

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– The link to enable the Advocate/Representative/Party-in-Person to join the video conference shall be sent to the email/ other details provided in the mentioning application, around half-an-hour before the scheduled hearing.

– A maximum of two appearance links will be provided per party and that it should not be shared with anyone.

– The desktop/laptop/tablet computers being used should provide stable and smooth connectivity for video-conference, with speed of link of more than 2 Mbps.

– One person shall be allowed to speak at a time. Any attempt to jump in during the presentation by another party may disrupt the proceedings and may also invite ‘muting’ of the microphone of the disrupting party.

– In case a person wants to make a point he/she may raise his/her hand to invite the attention of the Bench.

-Cross talking or discussion could be done only after the mic has been put in ‘mute’ mode.

– All decorum regarding dress of presenters and verbal presentations shall be maintained.

– Advocates may wear “plain white-shirt/white-salwar-kameez/ white saree, with a plain white neck band” till further orders.

– Recording the proceedings is strictly prohibited and invites stringent action.

– Parties are required to stay online till the Bench concludes the hearing of their matter.

Read SOP below:

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