PRACTICE IN THE TRIAL OF CIVIL SUITS
COURT HOURS, HOLIDAYS
All Civil Courts in Punjab and Haryana, and Delhi shall sit at the same hour on every day that is not a holiday for Civil Courts. The ordinary Court hours are from 9:30 A.M to 4:00 P.M. with an interval for luncheon from 1.00 PM to 1:30 PM. Saturdays shall be full working day for courts and offices attached thereto. The working hours for offices attached to Civil Courts are from 9:30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.
Change of Court Hour
These hours may be varied in summer (May to September) with the previous sanction of the High Court if it would be for the convenience of the litigating public generally and of the Courts to do so.
Local and seasonal changes
In view of the intensity of heat the change of hours of working from 1st May to 31st July is effected throughout Haryana, whereas in Punjab this change is effected in Bhatinda District. Generally the following working hours are observed:
Note: The observation of above working hours is not the hard and fast rules. Any change of hours of working is intimated through notification only.