SC bench sits at 9.30 am and says work must ideally start early

Justice Lalit, who is in line to become the Chief Justice of India, said early start and finish work will give judges more time to go through the next day’s case files.

Breaking its normal working hours, a Supreme Court bench on Friday started work an hour early, saying that starting and ending the day’s work early will leave the judges to prepare for the next day’s work. There will be more time.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing in a case before a bench of Justices U U Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia, appreciated the move. Justice Lalit said: “Ideally we should sit at 9 am. If our kids can go to school at 7 in the morning, why can’t we come at 9 am!”

Rohatgi said he found the 9.30 am time more convenient.

Justice Lalit, who is in line to become the Chief Justice of India, said early start and finish work will give judges more time to go through the next day’s case files.

The second senior-most judge said that if instead of the schedule of 10.30 am to 4 pm, the work can be started at 9 am with a break of half an hour and can be finished by 2 pm, then in the evening, the work of the judges can be done. Will have more time. , Justice Lalit also said that Friday’s arrangement is “just a capsule”, indicating that he is considering the idea of ​​starting work early after August.

Justice Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India after the incumbent CJI N V Ramana retires on August 26.


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