Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court issued orders for a phase-wise recommencing of work at the subordinate courts in the state.

In an order issued on Friday, the court's registrar general said that the decision was taken keeping in mind a decline in the COVID-19 positive cases in the state, and latest guidelines issued by the Central and State governments relaxing the COVID-19 restrictions, in supersession of all previous guidelines/circulars/
notifications regarding working of the subordinate courts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All subordinate Courts in the state of Telangana, except the courts in (a) the Hyderabad judicial district (units of city civil court, metropolitan sessions courts, CBJ courts, city small causes courts and tribunals), and (b) the courts in Ranga Reddy Headquarters at LB Nagar and the courts at Malkajgiri and Kukatpally, shall start regular functioning from February 22, 2021.
As per practice and procedure followed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prl. District and Sessions Judges of the concerned judicial districts shall ensure that all the latest guidelines/instructions regarding COVID-19, issued by the Central and State Governments and High Court, including maintaining physical distance, use of masks, sanitizers etc. shall be adhered to in letter and spirit, the order said.
The Courts in Hyderabad judicial district namely city civil courts, metropolitan sessions courts, CBI courts, city small causes courts and tribunals shall start working as per Phase-II that will begin on March 1, 2021.
However, the courts in Ranga Reddy Headquarters at LB Nagar and the courts at Malkajgiri and Kukatpally, which are now functioning as per Phase-III of the modified SOP, shall continue to work till further orders.


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