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After Supreme Court Judges' Rift, Case Allocation Roster Made Public

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| February 2 , 2018 , 08:15 IST

Around 3 weeks after 4 Supreme Court judges alleged Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra of arbitrarily assigning cases, the Supreme Court on Thursday released a new work allocation roster for the respective judges of the apex court. The roster broadly classifies which categories of cases will be heard by which judge and will come into effect from Monday, February 5.

For the first time in the history of independent India, 4 of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph on January 12 conducted a press conference where they claimed that the institution of the judiciary was under threat.

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The press conference called by the Supreme Court judges sparked a controversy, with many saying that the judges should not have made their complaints public to the media and should have sorted the matters internally, while others felt they must have been under immense pressure to resort to calling the media.

According to the roster, CJI Dipak Misra would be dealing with cases such as PILs, Service matters, Election matters, Arbitration matters, all Criminal matters and all Contempt Of Court matters. Justice J Chelameswar would be hearing cases such as Labour matter, all Indirect Tax matters and all Land Acquisition and Requisition matters. Justice Ranjan Gogoi would hear cases related to Company Law, all Personal Law matters and all Religious and Charitable Endowment cases among others.