Since Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit took over a week ago with a promise to introduce an institutional mechanism so that the top court is able to hear and decide the maximum number of cases each day, more than 1,800 cases have been resolved by the Supreme Court in the first four working days.
The Chief Justice of India (CJI) gave an overview of the Supreme Court's performance in the first week following the implementation of a new listing and hearing system on Monday under his administrative guidance at a felicitation event hosted by the Bar Council of India.
"I would want to tell you about something that occurred over the past four days. In comparison to the period before to my taking charge, we have been listing items that are far more numerous. The data have been presented to me by my secretary general. Justice Lalit informed the group of attorneys that the court had resolved 1,293 different cases in the previous four days.
Of the 1,293 cases, 493 miscellaneous matters were resolved on August 29 – the first working day after CJI Lalit took office, 315 others on Friday, and 197 and 228 miscellaneous cases on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Because it being Ganesh Chaturthi on Wednesday, the Supreme Court was closed.