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Bench of Supreme Court UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Former Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph on Saturday revealed that hectic meetings held among judges within the top court immediately after the January 2018 press conference even considered shifting the power of ‘master of roster’ (the authority to allocate cases among judges) from the sole custody of the Chief Justice of India to a three-judge committee.

  • The press conference saw four senior-most judges of the top court, including Justice Joseph, publicly express their apprehensions about the listing of certain sensitive cases and the independence of the judiciary, considered a basic feature of the Constitution

Who decides the bench of Supreme Court?
  • The Constitutional Bench refers to the judiciaries of the Indian Supreme Court.

  • It must consist of at least five judges

  • The judges convene to hear any case “regarding a valuable question of legislation as to the interpretation” of the Indian Constitution or “to hear any reference” made by the President of India under Article 143.

  • Smaller Courts have also ruled on constitutional issues in a number of cases

  • Only by judicial order can a topic be referred to a larger Bench. 

  • Many of India’s most well-known Supreme Court cases have been chosen by Constitution benches, including:

  1. Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala (basic structure doctrine)

  2. Ashoka Kumar Thakur v. Union of India (OBC reservations)

  3. A. K. Gopalan v. State of Madras.

  • Article 145 (3) of the Indian Constitution requires this provision. 

  • The Chief Justice of India has the authority to form a Constitution Bench and refer issues to it.

  • However, a 13-judge Court was formed without a judicial declaration of reference to examine the well-known Kesavananda Bharati judgment and had to be dissolved after two days of tense hearings.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Bench of Supreme Court UPSC NOTE
Bench of Supreme Court UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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