List 10 transfer, 10 bail pleas/day before 13 SC benches each: CJI DY Chandrachud | India News

NEW DELHI: In contrast to his predecessor’s overzealous attempts to deal with pendency resulting in Supreme Court judges complaining of back-breaking workload, CJI D Y Chandrachud has adopted a slow and steady mechanism to chip away at the nearly 70,000 pending cases by ordering listing of 10 transfer petitions and 10 bail petitions every day before each of the 13 benches.
Justice Chandrachud on Friday said in open court that a full court meeting of the SC noticed that there is a pendency of over 3,000 petitions seeking transfer of cases (mostly matrimonial) from one state to another. “We have decided that each of the 13 benches would take up 10 transfer petitions daily, which would translate to 650 cases a week. Thus, all the pending transfer petitions can be dealt with in five weeks, that is before the end of this year,” he said.

The CJI also said early listing of bail petitions…

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