‘Approach Railway Authorities’, Calcutta HC Disposes Of Plea Seeking Direction To Rlys To Allow Advocates On Local Trains [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Approach Railway Authorities’, Calcutta HC Disposes Of Plea Seeking Direction To Rlys To Allow Advocates On Local Trains [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay19 Oct 2020 7:10 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Monday (19th October) disposed of a Petition, which was filed seeking a direction to the railways, to allow the Advocates to avail of the limited railway facilities on local trains.However, the Bench of Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee gave the liberty to the petitioner to approach the railway authorities and put forth their demand.Importantly,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on Monday (19th October) disposed of a Petition, which was filed seeking a direction to the railways, to allow the Advocates to avail of the limited railway facilities on local trains.However, the Bench of Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee gave the liberty to the petitioner to approach the railway authorities and put forth their demand.Importantly, the Bench remarked,”It will be open to the petitioner or anybody of Advocates to request the railway authorities for consideration of the request.”The Court also opined that without such activity being completed, the petition appeared to be premature.WPO No. 351 of 2020 (the Petition) was thus disposed of by giving liberty to the petitioner to request the railway authorities as aforesaid.It may be noted that in the month of September, the Bombay High Court had directed the High Court’s registry to issue a day’s pass to Advocates who are attending physical hearings for travelling in the Mumbai local train.Court passed the order following the State government and the Union of India’s statement consenting to the same on an experimental basis.Further, on 09th October, the Bombay High Court decided to allow all lawyers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region who wish to travel in local trains to attend physical hearings on a trial basis until the next hearing in the matter regarding petitions filed by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and others seeking directions for the inclusion of lawyers and their clerks in the list of essential services.Also, on 12th October, the Bombay High Court while allowing lawyers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and registered clerks to travel in local trains, observed that time has come for the State government to identify employees/staff of other sectors too who could gradually be allowed to avail suburban train services.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img

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