NEW DELHI: A day after a junior advocate accused senior advocates of breaking queue and tradition to look for early listing of situations, Main Justice Dipak Misra assuaged their feelings on Wednesday by barring senior advocates from making ask for for ‘out of turn’ hearing of their petitions. TOI’s Wednesday version carried a report on advocate P V Dinesh pouring out the angst of junior advocates who stand in lengthy queue for practically hrs with no getting likelihood to mention their situations as senior advocates steal a march over them by breaking the queue and making mention in advance of the CJI for early listing of their petitions.
The queue for mentioning in the CJI’s courtroom on Wednesday was as standard lengthy with senior advocates leaving juniors to wait anxiously, pondering whether they would get a likelihood to put ask for for early hearing of petitions submitted by them. When the bench headed by the CJI assembled, there were 4 senior advocates at the head of the queue completely ready for beginning the mentioning ritual.
But a shock awaited them. Justice Misra introduced that henceforth only advocates-on-document would be eligible for mentioning in advance of the CJI for early listing of petitions for hearing. To dispel appears to be of disbelief writ on the faces of senior advocates, the CJI introduced his decision a very little louder for the next time.
With the message pushed in, the lengthy queue melted quickly into a sparse group of advocates-on-document, a unique course of lawyers who go a challenging evaluation performed by the Supreme Courtroom to generate the distinction of staying advocates as a result of whom by itself petitions could be submitted in the apex courtroom. The mentioning ritual was over in 15 minutes and the bench commenced hearing of petitions as scheduled.
Specified the benevolent and accommodative character of the CJI, requests for early listing were various foremost to swelling of the amount of mentioned situations to practically 100 on Mondays and Fridays, when the SC requires up fresh petitions for scrutiny. On Wednesday, the CJI was witnessed rejecting early hearing requests to display a streak that the advocates experienced for the duration of his predecessor J S Khehar‘s tenure as CJI.
Previously, two CJIs had informally asked senior advocates not to participate in the mentioning rituals to give likelihood to the junior advocates to hone their capabilities and generate their residing.