Full text of letter submitted by 4 senior SC judges to CJI
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Full text of letter submitted by 4 senior SC judges to CJI

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Four of the five senior most judges of the Supreme Court â€" Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph â€" in a letter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra expressed concern on certain judicial orders passed by the top court. Here is full text of their letter to CJI. Dear Chief Justice, It is with great anguish and concern that we have thought it proper to address this letter to you so as to highlight certain judicial orders passed by this court which has adversely affected the overall functioning of the justice delivery system and the independence of the High Courts besides impacting the administrative functioning of the office of the Honourable Chief Justice of India.

From the date of establishment of three chartered High Courts of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras, certain traditions and conventions in the judicial administration have been well-established. The traditions were embraced by this court which came into existence almost a century after the above mentioned chartered High Courts. These traditions have their roots in the anglo-saxion jurisprudence and practice.

One of the well-settled principles is that the Chief Justice is the master of the roster with a privilege to determine the roster, necessity in multi-numbered courts for an orderly transactions of business and appropriate arrangements with respect to matter with which member/Bench ...

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