Delhi HC ACJ Gita Mittal Tells District Judges To Appoint PROs In 2 Weeks For Sake Of Docs Summoned As Witnesses

The Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal has directed all District and Sessions Judges of all Districts to designate Public Relation Officers inside of two weeks to wait to the queries of the medical doctors who’re summoned as witnesses to keep away from wastage in their time which is damaging to the sufferers visiting them.

In a verbal exchange despatched out to all District and Sessions Judges through the Delhi High Court Registrar General, the judicial officials had been directed to designate the PRO/ APRO in two weeks and point out their cell numbers at the summon itself.

It is to be famous that ACJ Mittal has handed the instructions following the worries shared through the medical doctors right through the learning classes held on the prime court docket through the “committee to monitor proper implementation of several guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court as well as the Delhi High Court for dealing with matters pertaining to sexual offences and child witnesses”.

ACJ Mittal heads the committee and right through the learning program of medical doctors from more than a few hospitals of Delhi with reference to the behavior of scientific exam and recording of MLC, it had transpired that every now and then medical doctors, when summoned as witnesses, are not able to wait the court docket listening to because of exigencies equivalent to getting to a scientific emergency.

Their non-attendance every now and then leads to adversarial orders being handed in opposition to them.

Many medical doctors additionally shared that every now and then professional witnesses/ medical doctors on achieving the court docket come to grasp that the judicial officer involved is on go away and it leads to wastage of the dear time which is damaging to the sufferers visiting them.

It used to be proposed within the coaching program that the cell quantity, in addition to electronic mail cope with of a accountable officer of the court docket, be discussed at the summons itself in order that in case medical doctors/professional witnesses are not able to wait the court docket hearings, they’ll tell the stated officer or can get in contact with this officer to test the supply of the involved officer prior to leaving for the court docket.

In mild of this, ACJ Mittal has now directed the District & Sessions judges to designate PRO/ APRO “to attend to the queries of the doctors regarding availability of the judicial officers promptly”.

“The judicial branch shall inform or update these officials regarding the availability of judicial officers against recorded delivery. The mobile numbers of these respective powers of District Court be mentioned on the summons itself and conveyed to the hospital/ FSL and HODs (Head of Department) of other departments and a mechanism be involved for maintaining the records of receipts of such calls from the witnesses and onward communication of the same to the concerned court,” the prime court docket stated.

It is to be famous that ultimate 12 months, District & Sessions pass judgement on of Shahdara district AS Jayachandra had issued a round asking all subordinate judicial officials to present precedence to instances wherein medical doctors had been summoned as witnesses in order that they are able to file their proof and go away as early as conceivable to wait to their sufferers.

Updated: April 16, 2018 — 2:01 pm
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