July 25, 2021
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SC dismisses plea seeking transparent framework for allocation of cases

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The sensitive issue that triggered one of the most dramatic events in the history of the Indian Judicial System has met a unexpected demise, with the Supreme Court, while considering a petition seeking a transparent framework for allocation of cases and formation of benches, upholding the Chief Justice’s right to allocate cases to benches and to constitute benches to hear cases and calling the CJI as the first among the equals in the top court.

Earlier, some senior judges approached the media personals in an unprecedented manner, alleging unfairness in the way the CJI allocates cases to benches.

Later, it led to several dramatic events. The incident invited the attention of national audience as well as international audience. The Indian media houses projected the issue as the biggest judicial crisis the country ever witnessed.

Now, the judgement made by the bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Judges A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has brought in clarity to the popular assumption that the sole right to decide on the matters related to the allocation of cases and formation of benches rests with the Chief Justice.

As per a media report, the petition seeking a transparent framework for allocation of cases and creation of benches have been originally filed by Ashok Pande.      

 

Vignesh. S. G

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