In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, all the sittings of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, subordinate courts and tribunals under its control, the A.P. State Legal Services Authority, the Mediation and Arbitration Centre and High Court Legal Services Committee are canceled with immediate effect due to the lockdown imposed across India to protect against the spread of coronavirus.
The functioning of the High Court has been suspended up to April 14.
However, the High Court will accept hearing of only urgent matter only with the prior approval of the Chief Justice, for which the advocates/parties-in-person have to contact the registrar (judicial) ON telephone or through his official email id firstname.lastname@example.org
The following activities such as receiving of FIRs, the grant of judicial remand, bails, accepting of solvencies, dying declarations, etc. will be done from the home offices of the by judicial magistrates of I-class.
Clarifications in this regard have to be obtained from the respective principal district judges. The judicial officers and staff members are directed to stay on duty and operate from home and make themselves available as and when required and not leave headquarters during the aforesaid period without permission.