NCDRC Suspends Sittings from 17th May to 21st May; To Hear only Extremely Urgent Matters via Video Conferencing
Moneylife Digital Team 13 May 2021
Keeping in view the alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has suspended it's sittings of the National Commission from 17th May till 21 May 2021. 
 
A notice put up by the apex commission says that during this period, benches nominated by the president will hear extremely urgent matters on day-to-day basis through video conferencing.
 
Counsel or parties need to approach the joint registrar of NCDRC through e-mail at [email protected], for getting their matters listed in case extreme urgency is involved. They need to specifically mention the grounds of urgency in this e-mail.
 
The rest of the matters that were listed during this period will now be listed by the registry, after giving advance notice of two weeks. 
 
The parameters set out for listing the extreme urgent matters may be as under:
 
  • The matters in which parties have prayed for stay of the proceedings before the state commission or district forum; 

 

  • Appeal executions led afresh in which stay is required by the parties; 

 

  • Applications seeking stay of the bailable, non-bailable warrants, issued by the fora below; 

 

  • Applications seeking stay of orders passed by the fora below attaching the property; 

 

  • Matters in which the Supreme Court or High Court directs to list a matter on a particular day, or, decide a matter during a specific period;

 

  • Application seeking withdrawal of consumer complaints, first appeals, revision petitions and any other applications etc.; 

 

  • Applications seeking extension of time for making deposits pursuant to the orders passed on the earlier dates.
 
The below-mentioned matters will not be considered as extreme urgent matters:
  • All the matters listed for admission hearing in which stay of the order passed by the state commission or the district forum is not sought; 

 

  • All the final hearing matters; 

 

  • Execution application led by the parties in a consumer complaint decided by the NCDRC;

 

  • Applications listed for directions; 

 

  • The application seeking to take on record additional documents, etc.; 

 

  • Application seeking condonation of delay in ling the written synopsis; 

 

  • Application for impleadment of parties;

 

  • Applications seeking review; 

 

  • Application for restoration.
 
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