CJI Curtails Apex Court Holidays - The New Indian Express

CJI Curtails Apex Court Holidays

Published: 29th December 2013 09:27 AM

Last Updated: 29th December 2013 09:27 AM

In a move to create a speedy justice delivery system, 2014 will see the Supreme Court working more number of days as compared to 2013.

In a bid to lessen the pendency of cases that have already crossed the three crore mark, Chief Justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam has cut down on the number of holidays of the apex court from 2014 onwards.

As per the Supreme Court calendar for 2014, of the 365 days, the court will be in session for nearly 200 days whereas in 2013, the court worked for only 176 days.

Among which 189 days were holidays which included roughly 104 Saturdays and Sundays, and nearly two-and-a-half months of summer vacation.

The British legacy of the nearly two month-long summer vacation is still a continuing tradition in the apex court.

As per the provisions given in the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958, apart from the Supreme Court’s holidays and vacations, the individual judges are also entitled to their own quota of leave.

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