Supreme Court notifies new roster for judges

A view of the Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi. File  

Two days after the retirement of Justice J. Chelameswar, the Supreme Court on Sunday notified a new roster for the allocation of cases to judges, which will come into effect from July 2 when the top court reopens after summer vacation.

Like the previous roster notified on February 1, the new roster says that the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will hear all public interest litigation petitions, besides pleas on social justice, elections, habeas corpus and contempt of court.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the seniormost judge after the Chief Justice, will deal with labour laws, indirect taxes, personal law and company law cases.

The roster was put in the public domain for the first time in February after Justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, M.B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph held an unprecedented press meet in January questioning the allocation of sensitive PIL petitions and crucial cases to judges junior to them. The notification lists the matters that will be heard by Benches headed by the CJI and 10 other judges — Gogoi, Lokur, Joseph, A.K. Sikri, S.A. Bobde, N.V. Ramana, Arun Mishra, A.K. Goel, R.F. Nariman and A.M. Sapre.

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