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Consumer court cases to be heard via video-conferencing

Consumer court cases to be heard via video-conferencing


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 16

The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and two district consumer forums will hear cases through video-conferencing from Monday.

The commission will hold hearings from 11 am to 1 pm on all working days. The Forum 1 will hold hearing from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Monday to Wednesday) and Forum 2 from 3 pm onwards (Monday to Wednesday). For Thursday and Friday, the timings of the two forums will be inter-changed.

The litigant can send soft copy of their cases or applications by email to the court concerned, [email protected] for the commission, [email protected] for the district forum 1 and [email protected] for the district forum 2. Queries can be made to the Secretary of the commission at 9988871967.

The concerned advocates/parties will be sent the VC link on their mobiles in advance and all advocates are required to adhere to the dress code as prescribed by the Supreme Court.

Advocate and consumer activist Pankaj Chandgothia pointed out that the Chandigarh consumer courts were first in the country to start hearing of all cases through video-conferencing.

Advocate Narender Yadav said: “The Covid outbreak has necessitated the immediate adoption of modern technology to dispense the justice to litigants.”


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