Covid-19 deeply affected the working of the tribunals under the I&B Code as well. Below is a timeline of all the Notices issued by NCLT/NCLAT in light of the same:

S.No. Date Notices
1. 19.03.2020 Filing counters of all the NCLT benches were closed till 27.03.2020.
2. 20.03.2020 NCLAT issues notice for preventive measure for containment of Corona Virus stating from 21.3.20-01.4.20 only urgent matters will be taken up by Bench, further stating that Tribunal on 25.03.2020 and 01.04.2020 will consider urgent matters
3. 20.03.2020 NCLAT issues composition of Bench on 25.03.2020 and 01.04.2020
4. 22.03.2020 NCLT notice in view of COVID – 19 breakout all NCLT benches shall remain closed from 23.03.2020 to 31.03.2020 for judicial work, as to unavoidable urgent matters, on application by the aggrieved, through e-mail to the registry NCLT Chennai after service of notice to the other side, Hon'ble Acting President sitting singly at Chennai will examine and pass necessary orders on Wednesday and Friday
5. 24.03.2020 NCLAT issued a notice in continuation of the Notice dated 20.03.2020, which provided that in view of complete lockdown/shutdown, the Roster published regarding hearing of urgent matter/s on 25.03.2020 and 1st April 2020 was withdrawn and NCLAT complied with the limitation period prescribed by SC as per order dated 23.03.2020 in Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No(s).3/2020
6. 24.03.2020 NCLT notice w.r.t application of limitation period as prescribed by SC in its order dated 23.03.2020 to the Tribunals
7. 28.03.2020 NCLT notice - in light of nationwide lockdown for 21 days NCLT notice dated 22.03.2020 was extended until 14.04.2020
8. 30.03.2020 NCLT notice w.r.t the matters, which were to be listed from 23.03.2020 to 14.4.2020 to be suitably listed from 15.04.2020 onwards before respective NCLT Benches
9. 14.04.2020 NCLT notice dated 22.03.2020 was further extended till 03.05.2020.
10. 15.04.2020 NCLAT notice w.r.t suspension of court work till 03.05.2020, except for urgent matters.
11. 20.04.2020 NCLT clarified that w.e.f 21.04.2020 the Tribunal would take up urgent matters through video conference till the lockdown ends and the same was subsequently pronounced or notified in the notice dated 3rd May 2020
12. 03.05.2020 NCLAT notice w.r.t suspension of court work until further orders except for urgent matters.
13. 03.05.2020 NCLT notice w.r.t only urgent matters to be heard through video conferencing.
14. 19.05.2020 In continuation of the notice dated 03.05.2020, NCLAT notice w.r.t suspension of court work until further orders except for urgent matters.

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