BREAKING: Supreme Court asks registry to expedite listing of cases of those filed by “petitioners in person”

  • Gautam Mishra
  • 03:26 PM, 03 Jan 2022

The Supreme Court on Monday has directed its Registry to make an endeavor in listing the matters of petitioners appearing in person at the earliest considering the urgency of the matter.

A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, "The listing of cases from petitioners in person is taking an extended period of time, we are facing this issue since last few years."

The petition has been filed by Ajay Gautam against the Supreme Court Registry alleging delayed listing of cases in which petitioners are appearing in person.

Gautam appearing in person submitted that if an application is filed with an urgency in the case and the Registry takes 1 year, 2 years, and even 9 years in some cases the matter becomes infructuous for the applicant.

Gautam further added that "People who have hired Advocates have money and they can get big advocates and their matter is listed at the earliest. Some orders may be passed for the registry to list it at least within 3 months."

However, the bench observed that "The listing of cases from petitioners in person is taking an extended period of time, we are facing this issue since last few years registry should make an endeavor to verify if the petitioner in person is eligible to appear, list the matter at the earliest and expeditiously."

Case Title: Ajay Gautam Vs. The Registrar Supreme Court of India