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Friday, January 22, 2016

Priority Listing of certain matters


The sub paragraph "(vi) Priority Listing of certain matters" of Paragraph B- Listing : "S.C.I. - Practice and Procedure -  A Hand Book of Information" (cf : the Website of the S.C.I. and Adv. Shri N. Pradeepkumar's note) reads as under :

  • "Cases of certain categories such as (i) cases of accused in jail, (ii) cases of senior citizens, (iii) cases of out of job persons, (iv) cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, (v) Matrimonial Cases, (vi) group matters, (vii) cases required to be heard by 3-Judges Bench and (viii) old matters are accorded priority in listing for regular hearing, in order to ensure that such cases are heard and disposed of expeditiously. For this purpose, all cases of these categories are included in the Terminal List and while generating weekly list and daily list, computer automatically gives the specified priority to such matters."

The cases of senior citizens and old matters are among the matters accorded priority in listing for regular hearing, in order that such cases are heard and disposed of expeditiously. The intentions are very clear and very nice. But, what is not clear whether our case which was to come for hearing on 20-01-2016 is included in the Terminal List (if so, it's position). It is equally difficult to understand how the computer automatically gives specified priority to such matters. Those who have the 'full' and Computer Knowledge will know.

SN