After Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Wednesday at Durbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhawan administered by President Ram Nath Kovind , he said that some parameters will be made regarding the hearing of cases.
He said that if there is a case of hanging or house eviction, then there be might be exception otherwise no other case can be considered for immediate and urgent hearing.
The Supreme Court reserves 20 minutes every day to decide which cases needs urgent hearing. Justice Gogoi changed this by saying that until the parameters are worked out and fully implemented, no time will be allocated for deciding which cases needs urgent hearing.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan who wanted to mention about a case regarding the deportation of some illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to the CJI received an order from him that he should file the case and it will be listed according to the rules.
The CJI also ignored advocate Mathews Nedumpara’s congratulatory gesture saying that such a thing is not necessary inside the court premises and he can congratulate him later and their main focus should be on work only.
Gogoi also said that Public Interest Litigation (PIL) “on every litigation is not maintainable in the SC”, reports the Times of India.
Justice Gogoi can serve as CJI only for 13 months and will retire on November 17,2019.