SC Notifies New Roster System to Come Into Effect from July 2

Team SoOLEGAL 25 Jun 2018 10:30am

SC Notifies New Roster System to Come Into Effect from July 2

The Supreme Court on Sunday notified a new roster for the allocation of cases amongst the judges.

The new roster will come into effect from July 2 when the top court will resume work after its summer vacation.

Although a subject-wise roster system was introduced in the Supreme Court in February this year, but the previous roster had to be reworked following the retirement of Justice Jasti Chelameswar.

The new roster lays down the subject category of cases that will be allocated to the Courts headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur, Kurian Joseph, AK Sikri, SA Bobde, NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, AK Goel, Rohinton Nariman, and AM Sapre.

Just like the previous roster, the new one also says that the bench lead by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will hear all PILs, besides cases relating to elections, social justice, Habeas Corpus and Contempt of Court matters.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who now is the second-most senior judge of the top court, will look into matters relating to indirect taxation, labour laws, and personal laws among other matters.

Further, Justice Madan Lokur will be dealing with cases relating to environmental matters, social justice, personal laws, land acquisition, mines and minerals, consumer protection and armed and para-military forces. Justice Kurian Joseph will hear matters related to labour laws, rent Act, family laws, Contempt of Court and service matters.

The newest member of the five-member apex court Collegium, Justice A K Sikri will be assigned cases pertaining to direct and indirect taxes, election and criminal matters, personal law, contempt of court, ordinary civil cases and appointment of law officers.

The Roster of SC judges was put out in the public domain on February 1 this year after the then four most senior judges had held an unprecedented press conference in January questioning the allocation of cases by the CJI Dipak Misra in the apex court.


Tagged: Supreme Court   New Roster System   Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra   Justice Ranjan Gogoi   Justice Madan Lokur   Justice Kurian Joseph   Justice AK Sikri  
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