The new roster system of the Supreme Court on Thursday defined the cases that will be heard by the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
CJI Dipak Misra introduced a subject-wise roster system in the Supreme Court.
The new roster, which will be effective from February 5, said that CJI Misra will hear all Letter Petitions and Public Interest Litigation (PIL) matters, along with matters relating to service, election, arbitration, habeas corpus, criminal, contempt of court, appointments of constitutional functionaries, statutory appointments and commissions of enquiry.
This comes after four senior judges of the Supreme Court held a press conference on January 12 and raised their voice against Misra for his allocation and distribution of cases to various judges.
They had alleged in their presser that the CJI distributed cases arbitrarily, selectively and randomly.