Docket explosion: Why SC activated Article 224A, which was lying dormant for 58 years

New Delhi, Apr 21: An article in the Indian Constitution that has been dormant for 58 years has been activated by the Supreme Court to allow appointment of retired High Court judges as ad hoc judges for two to five years.

The decision to activate Article 224A of the Constitution was taken to clear the huge pendency of cases in the judiciary.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde clarified that the appointment of ad hoc judges would not be against the vacancies in the sanctioned strength of judges in a HC. 

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Sorry to say, Centre has not been able to solve the problem: SC on farmer protests

New Delhi, Jan 11: The Supreme Court has asked if the farm laws be put on hold for sometime. We do not know what negotiations are on between the farmer unions and Centre, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde said.

The SC hearing a challenge to the farm laws made by the Centre. The court also remarked that it is very disappointed with the way the entire process is going. 

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Good, says CJI after being told Sushant Singh case has been transferred to CBI

bobdeNew Delhi, Aug 07: Good! This was the reaction by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde who was told that the Central Bureau of Investigation had taken over the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

The Supreme Court was hearing a petition that was seeking CBI or NIA probe into the Sushant Singh case. When the case came up for hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Bench that the CBI has already taken over the probe into the case.

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CJI moots law for compulsory pre-litigation mediation

CJI-sa-BobdeNew Delhi, Feb 09: Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde has mooted for a law for compulsory pre-litigation mediation. Addressing the 3rd International Conference on Arbitration in the Era of Globalisation, the CJI said that judging can be a difficult task. Popularity is a mirage for judges.

No judge worth a salt aims at popularity. The idea is to resolve a dispute. However dissatisfaction in the outcome results in hierarchy of appeals which cannot be avoided, Justice Bobde also said.

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