NEW DELHI: In a move to reduce the pendency of cases, Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Friday said the Supreme Court, in its full court meeting, has decided that all the 13 benches will hear 10 transfer petitions related to matrimonial disputes and equal number of bail petitions daily.
"After a full court meeting, we have decided that each bench will take up 10 transfer petitions, which are family matters, followed by 10 bail matters every day to dispose of all such matters before the winter vacation," the CJI said.
He emphasised that bail matters needed to be given primacy as they pertained to personal liberty.
The CJI said, as of now there were 3,000 petitions pending in the top court pertaining to matrimonial cases where parties are seeking transfer of cases to a place of their liking.
If every bench takes up 10 transfer cases every day then 13 benches will be able to decide “130 cases per day and 650 per week. So at the end of five weeks which we have before closing before winter vacations, all transfer petitions will be over," the CJI said.
The benches will start taking up regular cases after dealing with these 20 bail and transfer petitions everyday, he further said.
The CJI also said that he has decided to cut down the number of cases to be listed at the last moment in the supplementary list to lessen the burden on judges who are forced to see case files till late night.