The Chief Justice of India’s courtroom. (Image: Supreme Court of India website)

Supreme Court Adopts Roster System For Allocation Of Matters, CJI Keeps PILs

The Supreme Court today adopted a roster system for the allocation of matters to judges, with the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra deciding to keep the public interest litigation cases to himself.

The order of the CJI was made public on the official website of the apex court.

The 13-page notification said a roster of the work for fresh cases notified under the order of the chief justice of India will come into effect from Feb. 5 till further orders.

The decision to make public the roster system for the allocation of matters assumes significance as four senior most judges—Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph—in their Jan. 12 press conference had questioned the allocation of sensitive PILs and important cases to the judges junior in seniority.

The notification has given the description of matters that would be allocated to the benches headed by the CJI, justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur, Joseph, A K Sikri, S A Bobde, R K Agrawal, N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, A K Goel and R F Nariman.