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Adjournment culture must go: CJI RM Lodha

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 20:58

New Delhi: Expressing concern over the adjournment culture in court proceedings, the Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said it must go to ensure speedy disposal of cases.
Justice Lodha said he has made special arrangement in the Supreme Court by which a special registrar would be given the task to deal with cases in which lawyers seek adjournment so that such cases are not listed for court proceedings.

He deprecated the practise of lawyers circulating letters for adjournment a day before the matter is listed for hearing and said such matter will be taken up at the beginning.

"Adjournment culture must go. Writing letter does not give license to lawyers for adjournment. Even lawyers are present when the case comes up for hearing," he said while hearing a case in which lawyers sought adjournment.
He said only those matters should be listed for court proceedings which could be taken up by bench for hearing.

First Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 20:58
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