“If it were possible, we would have heard all cases today itself”, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Team SoOLEGAL 10 Oct 2018 4:00pm

“If it were possible, we would have heard all cases today itself”, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday while addressing lawyers in the first court said that “If it were possible, we would have heard all cases today itself.”

CJI Gogoi’s statement expressed his desire to bring about some positive changes on the administrative side.

Let me assure you, we are changing things. And every change takes some time. Have some patience and give some time to our Registrars. Let us be fair to all,” Chief Justice Gogoi added.

He further said that “We understand the anxiety of the litigants and the lawyers, we are trying our best to accommodate everyone.”

The CJI remarks came after some lawyers had finished mentioning matters for early hearing.

Chief Justice Gogoi also made it clear to the lawyers that there will not be any automatic deletion of matters from the list. He further said that if a case is removed it will only be done with prior intimation to the lawyers concerned.

The CJI, on his first day, had also told lawyers not to randomly mention any case for urgent hearing.

Mention only if someone is going to be hanged today… or the house is getting demolished or the person is being evicted. Mention before us only when there is real urgency. Rest of the matters will be taken care of by our Registrar otherwise too,” Chief Justice Gogoi had clarified.

Another visible change that could possibly be seen in this week is listing of criminal appeals.

In an evident move to speed up the hearing of criminal cases, involving hundreds of people are behind bars awaiting final word from the apex court, the first 10 cases for regular hearing in most of the courts today are criminal appeals pending for adjudication for several years.

While the changes that Chief Justice Gogoi promises appears to be good and promising, only time will tell how far he succeeds in these earnest endeavours – considering that he have a tenure of a little over 13 months and will retire on November 17, 2019.

Source: News18

Tagged: Mentioning of Urgent Hearing   Chief Justice of India   CJI Ranjan Gogoi   CJI   Ranjan Gogoi   Lawyers   Supreme Court of India  
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