Decide a case with the new system of 4 minutes, the judges of the SC said it is not possible
Decide a case with the new system of 4 minutes, the judges of the Supreme Court said it is not possible. A maximum time of 270 minutes is available for disposal of these new applications from 10.30 am to 4 pm. Under the new system, it takes an average of 4 minutes to dispose of a case. A maximum of 65 petitions were sent to a bench headed by Justice MR Shah.
Two judges of the Supreme Court have questioned his system. A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice AS Okani said that the new listing system provides for hearing of new cases on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But in such a situation, they get very less time to take a decision on any issue. A case should be decided in 4 minutes.
CJI Uday Umesh Lalit listed 900 petitions on its first day. In which many cases including Hijab controversy, Siddiqui Kapton, Gautam Navlakha are involved. The CJI assigned around 60 cases to 15 benches. That is, a total of 900 cases have been kept for hearing.
A maximum time of 270 minutes is available for disposal of these new applications from 10.30 am to 4 pm. Under the new system, it takes an average of 4 minutes to dispose of a case. A maximum of 65 petitions were sent to a bench headed by Justice MR Shah.
A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice AS Oka disagreed on the issue. It was said that the pressure on the bench is increasing due to the plethora of cases. If there is no time then how will the bench decide. In the new system, the bench has absolutely no time to hear the matter.
Judges are not getting enough time to investigate cases. The great thing is that such an incident rarely comes to the fore in the history of the Supreme Court.
Justice Kaul's written order stated that the new listing system does not give sufficient time to consider the matters scheduled for hearing like the present case. The reason for this is the number of cases coming up in the 'noon' session.
Chief Justice U Lalit is in a state of confusion. He took over as the 49th Chief Justice of the country after NV Raman retired as the Chief Justice.
Justice Raman said after his retirement that lawyers often complain that fresh petitions do not come up for hearing in the Supreme Court. has introduced a new practice of listing which has been openly criticized by fellow judges.
Two shifts have been made for all 30 judges of the Supreme Court. Under this new arrangement, they are hearing 60 cases daily from Monday to Friday, sitting in 15 different benches and hearing new cases.
All the judges of the three-judge bench heard old cases in the first shift from 10.30 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In the second shift of the afternoon, a two-judge bench was given 30 cases, which were to be heard in two hours. That is, on an average, a case was to be disposed of in 4 minutes.
Two shifts have been made for all the 30 judges of the court. Judges sit on 15 different benches to hear new cases from Monday to Friday, hearing more than 60 cases daily.
The three-judge bench is to hear the old cases on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the first shift from 10.30 am to 1 pm. Then in the second shift from 2 pm to 4 pm, there is a bench of two judges. 30 cases were given, whose trial was to be completed in 120 minutes. Each case was to be disposed of in about 4 minutes.
The CJI reduced the number of cases from 30 to 20 from Tuesday.
On Friday, a two-judge bench refused to adjourn the hearing. The judges said they worked till late in the evening to read the entire case file.
Didn't get time to read the case. The lawyer repeatedly asked for the next date of hearing, but the judges rejected his appeal. Said that after the new listing arrangement, hearing on the fixed dates has become difficult.
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit came in as the head for two months. There are total 34 posts of judges in the Supreme Court and at present 32 judges are working.
Justice Khanwilkar is known for his landmark judgments. Recently on June 24, he had decided to stamp the clean chit given by the SIT in the Gujarat riots.
On November 9, 2022, Justice DY Chandrachud will succeed Justice Lalit as CJI and his term will end on November 10, 2024. Other Supreme Court judges are Justice Indira Banerjee, who is due to retire on September 23, and Justice Hemant Gupta, who is due to retire on October 16, 2022.