The Supreme Court decided to pick 25 cases that will be heard by five-judge Constitution benches starting next week.
This act will come into effect from August 29, two days after Justice UU Lalit takes over as the Chief Justice of India. CJI N V Ramana retires August 26.
A notification of the Supreme Court stated, “Take notice that the following five judges’ bench matters shall be listed before the concerned courts from Monday, the 29th August, 2022 for directions including filing of common compilation, filing of short written submissions and tentative indication with regard to time taken by learned counsel. The matters shall thereafter be listed as per directions of the court,”
Among the key cases likely to be taken up are mostly the challenging one, like updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, challenge to the establishment of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the case challenging the demonetisation scheme. These cases are pending from 2016.
The Supreme Court’s records show that there are 342 five-judge bench cases, fifteen seven-judge bench cases and 135 nine-judge cases pending before the Court as of August 1st.