New CJI D Y Chandrachud directs registry to streamline listing of cases and provide automatic dates
On Thursday the Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud said he has issued directions to the apex court registrar for the automatic listing of fresh cases for hearing before benches.
The CJI, who was sitting on the bench with Justices Hima Kohli and J B Pardiwala, said the fresh cases will be listed for hearing on their own.
“All matters registered on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday will be listed next Monday, and matters registered on Thursday and Friday will be listed next Friday. Automatic dates will be given,” said CJI Chandrachud during the mentioning of cases.
“I have given instructions to the registrar, that all matters which are registered by Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to be listed by the following Monday… So, an automatic date will be given. There will be an automatic listing,” the CJI said.
“If somebody has any urgency, we are here for mentioning. Otherwise, we will be able to sort out with these directions,” he told lawyers who were in a queue for mentioning cases for urgent listing.
On October 11, former Chief Justice of India U U Lalit named Justice D Y Chandrachud, the senior most judge in the Supreme Court, as his successor. Justice Lalit retired on November 8.
On November 9, Justice D Y Chandrachud was sworn-in as the 50th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Justice Chandrachud. Justice Chandrachud took the oath at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was attended by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, former Chief Justice of India U U Lalit, Supreme Court judges’ and other dignitaries.
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