Post-retirement sinecure may displease a section of politicians, but every colour of political party has been complicit in somewhat manipulating a small section of the judiciary to its own narrow end. Only drastic changes can make this go away.
The new chief justice of India has brought in a significant new move in which the apex court has picked at least 25 key cases and submitted them to five-judge Constitution benches for fast-track hearings
With CJI NV Ramana retiring soon, one legacy he left behind is that he filled up many vacancies in the Supreme Court and High Courts. This was unlike his predecessor, Justice SA Bobde, who made no appointments to the Supreme Court due to the collegium being deadlocked for 22 months.
SA Bobde, former chief justice of India, had envisioned the employment of AI in the judiciary. He had expressed happiness at the introduction of the Supreme Court Portal for Court Efficiency Assistance (SUPACE).
Justice to the Judge, the autobiography of Ranjan Gogoi, a former Chief Justice of India and a sitting nominated Rajya Sabha member, was launched at a glittering release by his successor CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde on Wednesday.