All physically and visually challenged officials working in the district judiciary in the State are exempted from attending the office during the COVID-19 lockdown period, said a notification issued by the High Court of Karnataka.
The decision was taken based on a letter written to the High Court by the State Commissioner for Rights of Persons with Disabilities-Karnataka On May 10 requesting to exempt the physically disabled/visually impaired officers/officials working in the district judiciary in view of lockdown.
Meanwhile, the High Court has declared a holiday on May 15 for all the district and trial courts in the State with a view to take remedial measures for combating the threat of COVID-19 and to prevent congregation of staff and as an effort to break the chain of transmission.
All the cases listed on May 15 would be re-listed May 17, another notification further stated.
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