Well, it seems like soon the pending cases would be heard in the courts as the initiative called by the CJI Ranjan Gogoi had influenced the judges.
Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi who recently joined the office asked the judges to reduce the pendency in the Supreme Court. He appealed the Judges to not take leaves on a working day so that pending cases would be shortened soon.
CJI Gogoi’s plan and appeal worked and a senior Supreme Court judge refused an invitation to attend a conference in Trinidad and Tobago.
Senior Supreme Court Judge NV Ramana becomes the first Supreme Court judge who declined the invitation for a conference. The three-day conference was organised by the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institution in Port of Spain which would begin on November 15 and conclude on November 18.
Justice Gogoi took the vow and joined the office on October 3. He had a video conference meeting with the chief justices of the various high courts during which he suggested them to minimize the pendency of cases. He requested them to not take leaves on working days so that courts could shorten the list of pending cases. He even asked that there should be no call for urgent mentioning in the top court except in cases involving hanging and demolition. He even added that there should be proper guidelines under which one can avail for urgent mentioning.
Mr Gogoi said that he wants to develop the system in which once a petition is filed it would be listed within a couple of days.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the first person from Northeast India to become Chief Justice of India. He joined office on October 3 and becomes 46th Chief Justice of India.
Mr Gogoi who succeeded CJI Deepak Misra, would serve the designation for the next 13 months till his retirement on November 17, 2019.
Mr Gogoi had already cleared that he would end up the pendency culture and said that it brings “disrepute” to the judicial system.