Next week(December 12 to 16) will be a miscellaneous week in the Supreme Court, said Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Tuesday. The CJI said this when the case related to Shiv Sena dispute was mentioned for urgent listing next week.
The CJI said that since it is a Constitution Bench matter, it can't be heard next week, which is a miscellaneous week. "It won't be possible to assemble 5 judges on a miscellaneous week", CJI said.
In Supreme Court, Mondays and Fridays are miscellaneous days, which means that only fresh petitions will be taken up on those days for admission hearing and regular hearing matters won't be heard. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are known as the 'non-miscellaneous days' on which regular hearing matters will be heard.
If a whole week is declared as a "miscellaneous week", it means that the Court will hear miscellaneous matters on all days of the week and no regular hearing will take place. Generally, the last week before vacations and the first week after re-opening are dedicated as "miscellaneous days".
December 12- 16 is the last week before the Supreme Court closes for winter vacations. The Court will reopen on January 2, 2023.