Justice D.Y. Chandrachud expressed displeasure upon being apprised that the Supreme Court Registry has deleted a matter, that was listed, from the Monday Board.
On Monday, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud expressed his anger and irritation after getting the information that the Supreme Court Registry had deleted a matter listed from the Monday Board. On the same day, when the third case of the day was called out by the bench of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and A.s. Bopanna, they were informed that the matter has deleted. Dhananjay Yeshwant Chandrachud is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He has served as the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court and also as the Judge of the Bombay High Court. And he has been assumed as the next Chief Justice of India in November 2022. Ajjikuutira Somaiah Bopanna has also served as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. He was also there as the Judge of the Karnataka High Court. The registry is the administrative side of the court that is specified with the work of receiving and processing documents after a petition is filed before listing it in front of a bench. The officials who are working at the Supreme Court’s registry are the judicial officers of the rank of a district judge. Justice Chandrachud said about the matter of deletion, “Judge hum hain ya registry hain (are we the judge or the Registry?). haadh hoti hai, agar delete kare toh bole kyun delete kar rahe hain. (This is too much if they are deleting they should at least tell us why they are deleting it from the board?).” He said clearly – “we read the matters and come and then we are told that the Registry deletes them”. He also said the Court Master to inform the Registry that they should inform Justice Chandrachud by afternoon why the matter was deleted. Justice M.R. Shah, on 4 August, had also raised questions over the practice of the Supreme Court Registry of deleting the cases posted for any specific day. He asked – “Who is he to decide? It is none of his business. We will decide! They say, ‘Jada matters hain toh delete kar date hain’? Ye Nahi chalega! (They say, there are excess matters so we will delete it’ That is not how it works!)… Who is he to decide it is an excess matter? I am the master!”
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