Revenue courts have resumed work, High Court told - ECAS Punjab

Revenue courts have resumed work, High Court told

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Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 27

Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases, the state has resumed the working of all revenue judicial courts. Appeals and revision petitions before the financial commissioners will, as such, now be heard.

The information about the functioning of the revenue judicial courts was given to the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the hearing of a petition filed by Swaran Singh against the state and other respondents.

In his petition placed before Justice GS Sandhawalia's Bench, the counsel for the petitioner contended the state failed to pass an administrative order for making a provision to hear pending and fresh urgent appeals and revision petitions filed before the financial commissioners during the unprecedented situation.

As the case came up for hearing, an affidavit by Secretary, Revenue, Manvesh Singh Sidhu, was placed before the Bench. Among other things, it said the entry to Punjab Civil Secretariat was closed for general public vide order dated July 10 due to prevailing circumstances.

Thereafter, a special counter has been set up for receiving petitions to be filed before the financial commissioner concerned. The affidavit added the working of all revenue judicial courts had commenced vide order dated August 6 passed by Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Financial Commissioner, Revenue, keeping in view social distancing and other protocols.

from The Tribune

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