Full court of SC to decide advancing summer vacation | India News

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice NV Ramana would soon convene a full court meeting of Supreme Court judges to take a decision on requests from various advocate bodies, including Bar Council of India, to advance the summer vacation, scheduled to start from May 14, to either May 1 or 7.
SC bar association led by president Vikas Singh, BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and other advocate association representatives met CJI Ramana, who agreed to put their request before the full court, which alone is empowered to take a decision on altering the schedule of summer break.
The lawyers also expressed concern over the rising number of Covid infections, which has resulted in death of several advocates. They proposed to the CJI for a Covid care centre exclusively for advocates, a large number of whom have tested positive for Covid.
CJI Ramana in principle agreed with the proposal and inspected the un-allotted lawyers chamber blocks in the additional building complex of the SC. Finding that allotment of space for a temporary Covid care centre, with RT-PCR test facilities would not be an issue, the CJI has asked the SCBA office bearers to submit a blue print regarding the Covid care centre management, including mechanism for safe disposal of hospital waste. He informed the SCBA representatives that a decision would be taken by the concerned committee after submission of the blue print.
The CJI and other judges on Monday observed two minute silence in memory of Justice MM Shantanagoudar, who passed away on Saturday night after a prolonged battle with cancer. Thereafter, the CJI and other judges decided to suspend all judicial work in honour of judge Shantanagoudar.
In another development, the SC complained to the social media platform Twitter about someone creating a fake handle in the name of CJI Ramana. The fake handle was immediately deleted by the social media platform host. The CJI’s office is planning to lodge a complaint in this regard with the police.

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