The Supreme Court Bar Association has written to the Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana over the non-consideration of some pending problems of the Bar inclusive of the trouble of the elevation of SCBA contributors to some High Courts.
SCBA president Senior Advocate Vikas Singh stated in the letter that there is a feeling that the SCBA is no longer being given its due importance. Speaking on the elevation of SCBA participants to several High Courts, Singh stated there are a giant variety of vacancies in a range of excessive courts and the collegiums of the excessive courts are in the procedure of recommending names for elevation. “Our whole exercising will be futile if the respective collegiums had been to suggest names for elevation barring having earlier than them the names of the contributors of SCBA,” he said.
Singh stated that for the stated purpose, the SCBA constituted a very credible Search Committee to become aware of names for consideration for elevation. The Search Committee met numerous instances and recognized forty-eight names for being regarded for elevation in a variety of High Courts and the stated names had been passed over to the court, he added.
“The complete exercising used to be added to convey extra transparency in the exercising of appointment to the Higher Judiciary which is, again and again, is alleged to be below a cloak of secrecy. As per our information, none of the names counselled by using the Search Committee has been viewed through any of the High Court Collegiums.”
On the allotment of chambers, he said,
“Despite our repeated request, the ultimate chamber allotment listing used to be no longer organized in a time-bound manner. However, lately, we have been instructed that the identical is prepared however the stated listing has now not been surpassed over to us until date.”
He stated the request for the Auditorium and the assembly rooms for the functions/meetings of SCBA has been denied except for any justification. Concerning digital hearings being carried out with the aid of the Apex Court, he said:
“The current gadget militates in opposition to the thought of open listening to due to the fact attorneys do now not have any proper to enter an intending of his/her preference or to point out a be counted or to even ask for an appropriate date due to the fact of the management of the court docket master/court group of workers in identifying to mute and unmute a lawyer.”
“In none of the High Courts of this country, this manage is being exercised with the aid of the court docket team of workers and the legal professionals are accepted to mute and unmute themselves. This additionally offers an impact that our voice is now not being heard favourably due to the fact we do now not go on strike whereas excessive court docket legal professionals’ motel to the identical every time their needs are now not met.”
“We have been inquiring for expediting the building of extra lawyers’ chambers in 1.33 Acres of land dispensed to the Supreme Court of India in the back of petrol pump close to ITO. To date, no steps have been taken in this regard and the stated land is mendacity vacant.”