Ahmedabad, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

The Bar Council of Gujarat has decided to urge the Gujarat High Court to change the timings of taluka and district courts to morning shifts in view of the extreme heat wave during the summer in the state.

According to Anil Kella, Chairman, Bar Council of Gujarat, in its meeting today, the council decided to submit a memorandum to the State High Court urging it to keep the working hours of the taluka and district courts from 07:30 am to 12 noon during summer when blistering heat wave strike many parts of the state taking the temperature as high as 42 to 48 C. Due to the heatwave many lawyers, litigants and even judges find it difficult to attend the courts regularly, he said.

He said this is the practice in Rajasthan for many years where taluka and district court timings are changed to morning shift during the summer in view of severe heat. He said the areas adjoining Rajasthan border experience scorching heat wave during the summers.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)