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Deletion Of Cases From The List: CJI Explains The Reason

MEHAL JAIN
20 Feb 2019 10:53 AM GMT
Deletion Of Cases From The List: CJI Explains The Reason
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On Wednesday, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi inquired from the Registrar why a specific matter being mentioned by an advocate has not been listed since October last year. The Registrar, who was present in court to observe the 'mentioning' in pursuance of the Chief Justice's order, replied that maximum slots being occupied by fixed date cases, only four or five slots are available for...

On Wednesday, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi inquired from the Registrar why a specific matter being mentioned by an advocate has not been listed since October last year.

The Registrar, who was present in court to observe the 'mentioning' in pursuance of the Chief Justice's order, replied that maximum slots being occupied by fixed date cases, only four or five slots are available for the others.

"On Mondays and Fridays, 60 matters are being listed before each bench. Except for four or five matters, the rest are fixed by the orders of the court. This is the cause of deletion. If 10 matters are to be listed and 10 slots are not available, some cases go out when some others come in. Now if we superimpose this by stating that there be no deletion, then the list goes to 65, to 70 and the Hon'ble judge may wonder why", explained Chief Justice Gogoi.

He, however, asked the Registrar how they intend to solve the issue.

Earlier this week, Chief Justice Gogoi had refused to entertain any mentioning of fresh matters in view of the new listing norms which ensure that, with effect from February 4, all fresh cases come up on the docket within 3-7 days of being filed. Having iterated this schedule to a lawyer, he had said to another, "No fresh matters! You heard the schedule? Repeat it?... This is what has been worked out and It has been worked out to the disadvantage of judges!"

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