CJI Master Of Roster, Has Power To Assign Cases: Supreme Court

CJI Master Of Roster, Has Power To Assign Cases: Supreme Court

The Attorney General had opposed it, saying it will result in chaos.

New Delhi: The Chief Justice Of India is Master of Roster, has power to allocate cases to different benches, the Top Court has ruled in a petition by former law minister Shanti Bhushan.Shanti Bhushan's petition had called for a panel of Veteran judges to decide on rostering judges and assigning of cases.

The Attorney General had opposed it, saying it will result in chaos.

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In April a three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice held that the CJI was the "master of the roster" who alone has the power to decide on the allocation of cases, virtually setting at rest the controversy raised by four of its next senior-most judges.

"There is no dispute that the Chief Justice is the master of roster and allocates cases to Judges. The constitution is silent on the CJI. Conventions and judgements over the time and accepted by all stake holders CJI is first among the judges. Being the CJI, he is senior most," said the Supreme Court.

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