Justice JS Khehar took over as the Chief Justice of India two weeks ago, He has already introduced some important changes in the apex court.
Non-miscellaneous days (Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays) will now have ten miscellaneous cases listed for hearing.
According to a circular published on Supreme Court website today,
“Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, which were originally non-miscellaneous days, in addition to Regular Hearing matters, ten after Notice short matters including Fresh Matters will be listed.”
The circular states that an Advance List of Fresh Matters would be listed on Monday and Friday be uploaded on the Supreme Court Website on every Tuesday and Friday.
The notice also sets out the schedule for uploading the lists. It mentions that an Advance List of matters including Fresh Matters will now be listed on Wednesday and Thursday and that Final List for Tuesday shall be uploaded on every Saturday.
The notice will come into effect from next week.
Besides the above, another important development is the re-introduction of Social Justice Bench. The CJI said in court today that the Bench would sit on Fridays at 2 pm.
Social Justice Bench was introduced by Justice HL Dattu in 2014 when he was the CJI. It was scrapped by Justice TS Thakur when he took over from Justice Dattu.