SC defers hearing in matter relating to priority Covid-19 vaccination of lawyers, judges for two weeks
The Bench had also issued notice on pleas filed by vaccine manufactures seeking transfer of cases to the top court.
A bench headed by CJI S A Bobde was informed that many high courts have supported the proposition to appoint ad hoc judges to overcome vacancy crisis.
As on 1 March 2021, there were 66,727 matters pending in the Supreme Court whereas on March 1, 2020, the figure was 60,469.
Among those transferred included Special Judge Rajesh Sekhri of Jammu's anti-corruption court for CBI cases.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court judges will get a fleet of brand new Kia Carnival premium vehicles for their use.
The bench was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Lok Prahari seeking appointment of retired judges to clear pending cases.
Justice Malhotra was the first woman lawyer to become a Supreme Court judge. With her retirement, the number of vacancies rose to five. The collegium is considering a few women judges for elevation.
Te judges have not been given any such option to choose between both the vaccines, adding that it will be conducted entirely through Co-Win system.
Two new Delhi High Court judges took oath of office on Wednesday, taking the total number of judges to 31.
Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the department will take steps to maintain social justice in future appointments of High Court judges.
Delhi High Court judge Hima Kohli is expected to be elevated as the Chief Justice of Telangana, replacing Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chouhan
The high courts of Manipur, Meghalaya, Patna, Tripura, Telangana and Uttarakhand have no sitting woman judges.
He was also booked under several sections, including insulting the modesty of a woman and criminal intimidation, based on a complaint by one advocate Devika.
AG refuses to reconsider decision declining consent to initiate contempt against Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy
The A-G reiterated his stand saying that the issue of contempt was between CJI S A Bobde and CM Jaganmohan Reddy and his principal advisor Ajeya Kallam.
The former judges said they were keenly noticing a “partisan agenda-based disruptive narrative” being consistently produced by a handful of persons.