SC to make public work allocation process

Updated - January 21, 2018 10:45 pm IST

Published - January 21, 2018 09:54 pm IST - New Delhi

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

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

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has examined suggestions from stakeholders to bring transparency in allocation of sensitive PILs to judges and is likely to bring in the public domain soon the system he is going to adopt for it, sources close to him said on Sunday.

They said the listing of two petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of CBI special judge B.H. Loya before a Bench headed by the CJI manifests that all issues, including allocation of cases, raised by the four seniormost judges on January 12, are being considered.

The Loya case petitions will come up for hearing on Monday.

Clear-cut system

The sources said that Justice Misra held deliberations with fellow judges and also took into account the suggestions put forth by the Supreme Court Bar Association, and a clear-cut roster system is likely to be followed in the Supreme Court for the allocation of cases.

“The court registry is very likely to upload on its website the decision of the CJI on allocation of matters. The system will be brought in the public domain as to who will hear what categories of cases,” a highly placed source said.

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