SC fresh roster on allocation of cases to benches

One-liner: The SC has come out with a fresh roster for allocation of new cases to 15 benches from July 3 and the first three courts presided over by Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud and the two senior-most judges respectively will hear PILs.

Notified by SC registry: The roster for the assignment of fresh cases was notified by the apex court registry under the order of the CJI and will come into effect from July 3 when the top court reopens after the summer vacation.

Significant development: In a significant development, now, the fresh petitions arising out of the letters written by the citizens to the apex court and the new PILs will be heard by the benches presided over by the CJI, Justice S K Kaul and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the two senior-most judges, respectively.

  • Justice Chandrachud’s predecessor, CJI U U Lalit, had allocated PILs to all the benches

Maximum number of issues: Subject-wise, the CJI-led bench will be dealing with a maximum number of issues ranging from cases pertaining to indirect taxes, service matters, criminal appeals, election petitions, company law, habeas corpus matters and arbitration.

  • The matters relating to the appointment of constitutional authorities and judicial officers, armed forces, and admissions to educational institutions will also be dealt with by the CJI-led bench

Bottom line: The subject-wise allocation of cases has been done for 15 senior judges who will be presiding benches in the apex court from July 3.

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