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SC plenary to decide to advance summer holidays | India News


NEW DELHI: Chief Justice NV Ramana would soon convene a meeting of the full court of Supreme Court justices to make a decision on requests from various defense bodies, including the Council of Lawyers of India, to advance the holiday of summer, scheduled to begin May 14, May 1 or 7.
The SC Bar Association led by President Vikas Singh, BCI President Manan Kumar Mishra, and other representatives of the defenders association met with CJI Ramana, who agreed to present their application to the full court, which is the The only one who is empowered to make a decision on the modification of the summer vacation schedule.
The lawyers also expressed concern about the growing number of Covid infections, which has resulted in the deaths of several defenders. They proposed to the CJI a Covid care center exclusively for advocates, many of whom tested positive for Covid.
In principle, CJI Ramana agreed to the proposal and inspected the unassigned law chamber blocks in the SC’s additional building complex. Finding that allocating space for a temporary Covid care facility, with RT-PCR testing facilities, would not be a problem, the CJI has asked SCBA office bearers to submit a blueprint regarding the administration of the Covid care center, including the mechanism for the safe disposal of Hospital Waste. He informed the SCBA representatives that the interested committee would make a decision after the presentation of the plan.
The CJI and other judges on Monday observed two minutes of silence in memory of Judge MM Shantanagoudar, who died Saturday night after a protracted battle with cancer. Subsequently, the CJI and other judges decided to suspend all judicial work in honor of Judge Shantanagoudar.
In another development, the SC complained to the social media platform Twitter about someone creating a fake identifier in the name of CJI Ramana. The host of the social media platform immediately removed the fake identifier. The CJI office plans to file a complaint with the police.

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