Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, who demitted workplace on Friday mentioned the Supreme Court failed as a collegium in appointing ladies judges to SC including that it’s time that not solely extra lady judges are appointed, but in addition for a lady Chief Justice.
“We believe it’s time that not only more woman judges are appointed, but also for a woman CJI. We have also held collegium meetings in which names of women were considered as possible candidates for the SC, but those didn’t result in any appointment. We failed as a collegium on this aspect,” Chief Justice Bobde mentioned in an interview to Times of India.
Last week, CJI Bobde had mentioned that point has come for the nation to have its first lady chief justice, whereas listening to a case associated to the appointment of judges. He additionally got here down closely on derogatory remarks maligning the repute of judges.
“Social media should have the same standards as the print media. They can’t be making derogatory remarks or statements aimed at maligning the reputation of judges. One change I would like to see is that off the cuff answers, exploratory remarks made by judges about the case should not be reported as views of the judge,” he added.
Justice Bobde was administered oath as 47the CJI in November 2019 and had a tenure of over 17 months. Senior-most Supreme Court decide Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana has been appointed as the subsequent Chief Justice of India.
Justice Bobde handled a number of key issues throughout his tenure together with the historic Ayodhya verdict, Right to Privacy, petitions difficult Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Tata-Mistry case, safety of Great Indian Bustard, Mahabaleshwar temple situation, appointment of ad-hoc judges in High Courts and ban on firecrackers. A staunch supporter of use of Artificial Intelligence in supply of justice, Justice Bobde launched Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Courts Efficiency for helping judges with authorized analysis.
He additionally mentioned that freedom of speech was probably the most abused proper at current. However, he didn’t elaborate. He additionally mentioned that like some other judicial instrument, public curiosity litigation was open to misuse.
Justice Bobde additionally headed the bench which agreed to look at the constitutional validity of CAA and on January 22, 2020 made it clear that the operation of the Act won’t be stayed and gave the federal government 4 weeks to answer the pleas difficult the Act. A few months later, in March, the CJI led bench had indicated that over 150 petitions difficult CAA can be referred to a Constitution bench however because of the disruption in bodily listening to due to the coronavirus pandemic, the matter is but to be listed for listening to.
Born on April 24, 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Justice Bobde accomplished Bachelor of Arts and LLB levels from Nagpur University. He was enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. Justice Bobde practised regulation on the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court with appearances at Bombay earlier than the Principal Seat and earlier than the Supreme Court for over 21 years. He was designated as senior advocate in 1998.
Justice Bobde was elevated to the Bombay High Court on March 29, 2000, as Additional Judge and sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012. He was elevated as a decide of the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013.
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