The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the general orders passed by the High Courts of Allahabad and Kerala which restrained all recovery proceedings by tax authorities under State and Centre, and by Banks and other Financial Institutions until April 6.These High Courts had passed the stay orders to cut down litigation in the wake of COVID 19 pandemic.In SC, a bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Vineet Saran and Krishna Murari passed the stay order on the petition filed by the Central Government against the HC orders.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, mentioning the plea before the bench, submitted that HCs cannot pass such blanket orders. It was submitted that the restraint on recovery will put the Government to prejudice, particularly in view of the impending closure of the financial year on March 31.