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SC Announces New List; CJI, 7 Senior Judges Will Hear PIL From January 4 | India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court presented a new list on Monday to determine the assignment of cases to its different seats, which would take effect on January 4 of next year after the winter holidays.
Under the new list, Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitions, letter petitions and social justice matters will now be handled by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and seven senior judges.
In addition to the CJI, the senior judge, Judge NV Ramana, and Judges RF Nariman, UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, and L Nageswara Rao would deal with PIL and social justice issues, generally involving the Center and the states, and their instruments as opposing parties.
Typically, six to seven supreme court seats are convened via video conference due to the situation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, in contrast to the normal times when 14-15 seats used to hear cases in physical hearings.
In addition to PIL matters, the CJI has maintained with him the matters of contempt, habeas corpus, social justice, direct and indirect taxes, among others.
It would also deal with electoral matters, cases related to the appointment of constitutional officials and those that are specially assigned to it.
The other seven judges would be assigned petitions by letter and PIL by the CJI.
Judge Ramana will also hear matters related to arbitration, compensation, religious and charitable donations, and cases related to judicial officials.
The court headed by Judge Nariman would examine cases related to company law, family law, business law matters, and commercial and banking transactions.
The previous payroll was notified on October 1, according to which the PILs, letter requests and social justice issues were being attended by the courts headed by the CJI and seven superior judges.

Times of India