Monday, November 28, 2022

There will be continuity in reforms: Justice Chandrachud

Justice DY Chandrachud, the CJI-designate, on Monday said there will be a continuity in the reforms ushered in by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, during his 74-day tenure.
Chief Justice Lalit will demit office on Tuesday.
Justice Chandrachud said: “Your tenure as Chief Justice saw a large number of judicial reforms… and I would like to assure you that there would be a sense of continuity in the reforms which you have adopted in this court. I have known the Chief Justice for long years, though I opposed him on only one matter. I have known him very personally before that.”
He added that one was always struck by Chief Justice Lalit’s sobriety and his balance, his nuanced understanding of not only the law but also of Indian social life.
“I believe that added to the stability of the court his presence has been a great source of stability,” said Justice Chandrachud, who was on a ceremonial bench headed by Chief Justice Lalit and also comprising Justice Bela M Trivedi.
Enjoyed journey of 37 years in SC: CJI Lalit
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit turned nostalgic on Monday as he recalled his journey of nearly 37 years in the Supreme Court, saying he enjoyed his stint both as a lawyer and a judge.
CJI Lalit, who is set to retire on November 8, was speaking as he sat on the ceremonial bench in the apex court for the last time with his designated successor Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Bela M Trivedi this afternoon.
He said it was a great feeling to pass on the baton to the senior-most judge, Justice Chandrachud, as he began his stint in the top court by appearing before his father and16th Chief Justice Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud.
“I have spent something like 37 years in this court. My journey in this court began through Court Number 1. I was practising in Bombay and then I came here to mention a case before CJI Y V Chandrachud.

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