The last working day of Cji Uu Lalit

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of the 10% reservation for the Economically Weakest Sections (EWS) in government jobs and educational institutions under the 103rd Constitutional Amendment on the last working day of the outgoing Chief Justice of the India Uday Umesh Lalit, November 7.

CJI Lalit was part of the five-judge constitutional bench along with Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, S Ravindra Bhat, Bela M Trivedi and JB Pardiwala who heard the case and reserved their verdict on September 27.

“Based on the majority decision, the 103rd Amendment challenge fails. Writs and other proceedings are settled accordingly,” said CJI Lalit, The Quint reported.

Maharashtra-born CJI Lalit served as the 49th Chief Justice of India for a short period of 74 days. He was sworn in on August 27.


Here is a look at some of the milestone accomplishments and commands given by the CJI UU Lalit during his tenure.

The CJI propelled sweeping administrative changes, including the creation of five Constitutional Benches within a month of his appointment as Chief Justice. The Constitution benches addressed sensitive issues such as the legality of the citizenship law, the validity of the demonetization policy, the increase in compensation for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the protection of Jallikattu as a cultural right, the political crisis of Maharashtra and the constitutionality of the SAP. quota.

It introduced a new mechanism for listing cases. Previously, he had asked the Supreme Court registry for an explanation for not listing a case that had been ready for a year and a half.

By focusing on the transparent and expeditious listing of cases, the CJI ensured that in September, the court split its time between long-pending regular cases and public interest motions.

During his tenure, there was a decline in the backlog of cases from 70,310 on September 1 to 69,461 cases on October 1, The Hindu reported.

During CJI UU Lalit’s tenure, live streaming of constitutional hearings was launched.

A bench headed by India’s Chief Justice UU Lalit has granted bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad in the case where it was alleged she used false documents to file cases related to the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

Journalist Siddiqui Kappan has been released on bail after being jailed for two years since his 2020 arrest in the Hathras conspiracy case. The Supreme Court bench led by JI Lalit passed the order.

Lead Counsel KV Viswanathan has been named amicus curiae in the case challenging the extension granted to the director of the Enforcement Branch by a Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Lalit.

(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)

First post: STI


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