Challenge to Meghalaya HC Senior Designation Rules to be decided with Indira Jaising's petition
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-12

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The challenge to the Rules governing designation of Senior Advocates at the Meghalaya High Court will also be decided by the 3-judge Bench which heard Indira Jaising’s petition.

A Bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Sanjay Kishan Kaul today ordered that the matter is placed before Chief Justice Dipak Misra so that it can be listed before the 3-judge Bench. “An allied matter concerning designation of Senior Advocates of this court has been heard and reserved for judgment by a 3-judge Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Rohinton Nariman and Navin Sinha. It will be in the fitness of things to refer this matter to the 3-judge Bench”, ordered the Court.

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The aforementioned 3-judge bench had reserved its judgment in the two-year-old litigation filed by Senior Advocate Indira Jaising a few weeks ago.In her petition, Jaising had questioned the discrimination meted out to capable advocates when it comes to designations. She had alleged violation of Article 14 and 15 by the Supreme Court in the procedure followed for designating lawyers as Senior Advocates.


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