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Bench flags off new ‘listing’ norms: Full court meeting of Supreme Court, may alter procedure

Sources said that while a full-court meeting was called to settle the annual calendar of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India UU Lalit also sought the views of judges on the changes made in the listing process after taking charge last month. Were.

Under the new system, the court deals with regular cases on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays till lunch time. After lunch these days, it takes up miscellaneous matters on which notices have already been issued. Fresh miscellaneous matters are heard on Monday and Friday.

The system was discussed before its introduction at a full-court meeting held on 27 August.

On 13 September, a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Abhay S Oka, adjourning the appeal against the Allahabad High Court order till 15 November, said in an order: “The new listing system does not have sufficient time to take up the prescribed cases.” giving. The hearing is going on like the present case as there are many cases within the period of ‘noon’ session.”

At Tuesday’s meeting, the judges reported that they now have about 30 new cases on board to be heard within two hours (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) after lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“In two hours, you can’t really reach 30 cases because they are after all notices and heavy cases. So lawyers will have to read 30 new cases and there will be no possibility of reaching all 30. Same for judges. That is the case,” the sources said.

“Therefore, it was suggested that the fresh cases, which remained unheard on Tuesday afternoon, be taken up for hearing on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon,” the sources said.

The new listing pattern was seen as an attempt to reduce the growing backlog of cases and ensure faster listing of new cases.

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