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    It may be a new beginning towards judicial reforms

    Sitting for the first time in court after becoming the Chief Justice, CJI Ranjan Gogoi refused to hear the lawyers who mention the cases required for urgent hearing. He told them that a new procedure is underway where mentioning of cases will be streamlined. As long as the process is not initiated only case related to eviction, hanging and killing would be heard on urgent basis. This practice of mentioning the cases before the bench was formulated to provide the litigants a chance to urgently hear the critical cases according to the gravity. There are many instances where this provision was misused to give weightage to less important cases and hence this decision of the CJI.

    Earlier, former CJI Dipak Misra also tried to reduce the practice of mentioning cases to some extent but this time it is applied with iron hands by the new CJI. We are listening about reforms in judiciary and this decision of the CJI may be the new beginning in that direction. It takes much time between filing and listing of cases and sometimes cases get dropped. Earlier just after taking oath as the 46th CJI, he announced that he is a strict man and it is expected that strictness will be followed in his every action. As promised by him, when the new procedure of listing of cases will be announced, we can expect the trials of pending cases to be faster. This is indeed a good move.
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    As far as I can remember about him then once himself along with three other the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Chelameswar, Justice Madan B Lokur & Justice Kurian Joseph had raised the activity of Supreme Court as a threat to Indian democracy. No doubt that they had differences with the Mr. Dipak Misra the then Chief Justice of India but the ways in which the scene moved wasn't seen appropriate by any of the important personalities including the lawyers & retired judges. He just has occupied his post & therefore let's see what's going to be the next scene with a hope that he will maintain the dignity of the platform he just been assigned with.


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