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Uday Umesh Lalit: Chief Justice of India
Uday Umesh Lalit is the 49th and current Chief Justice of India. Previously, he has served as a Judge of Supreme Court of India. Prior to his elevation as a judge, he practised as a senior counsel at the Supreme Court. Justice Lalit is one of the six senior counsels who have been directly elevated to the Supreme Court.

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SC collegium recommends transfer of Orissa CJ Justice Muralidhar to Madras HC

The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is learnt to have recommended to the Centre the transfer of Chief Justice (CJ) of Orissa High Court, Justice S Muralidhar, as the CJ..
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Speaker lacks power to take away status of ex-MLA while deciding disqualification plea: SC

The Speaker of a legislative assembly does not have the power to take away the status of former MLA while deciding a disqualification plea against a lawmaker under the 10th schedule of the..
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Supreme Court agrees to list after Dussehra vacation pleas against abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to list after Dussehra vacation the pleas challenging the Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 which had given special status to Jammu and Kashmir...
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Supreme Court to live-stream its constitution bench proceedings from September 27

A unanimous decision was taken by the 30 judges of the apex court in the full court meeting headed by Chief Justice of India U U Lalit held on Tuesday evening to implement an apex court verdict of 2018..
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SC constitution bench proceedings to be live telecast from next week

The Supreme Court Judges led by CJI U U Lalit on Tuesday at a full court meeting on Tuesday decided to commence live streaming from next week of proceedings before five-judge constitution benches,..
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Death penalty: SC refers to 5-judge bench case on framing guidelines on mitigating circumstances

A bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said it was of the opinion that this matter required a hearing by a larger bench to have clarity and uniform approach as to when an accused, facing..
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Covid-19 pandemic taught us to adapt, change, modernise ourselves: CJI

Covid-19 pandemic has "taught us to adapt, change and modernise ourselves", Chief Justice of India U U Lalit said on Saturday while stressing on "assimilating the advantages of technology in our..
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Pendency in Supreme Court dips by 4k in 13 days under new CJI

After Chief Justice U U Lalit took charge and introduced a new system for listing of cases, the Supreme Court witnessed record performance in terms of deciding cases and in the last 13 working days,..
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Media reports on judges' criticism over new listing system 'not correct': CJI Lalit

Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit Thursday said media reports claiming that a Supreme Court bench has criticised the new system of listing of cases are “not correct” and all judges of the..
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In rare move, SC bench order criticises CJI’s listing system

In a rare instance of open criticism of the Supreme Court’s new case listing method introduced by new CJI U U Lalit, a bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul has in a judicial order said that the..
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SC to pronounce order on punishment in contempt case against Vijay Mallya

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat on March 10 had reserved its order on the punishment in the contempt case against Mallya, saying the proceedings against..
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SC to hear on Monday pleas challenging extension of tenure of ED chief

According to the list of business uploaded on the apex court website, a bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will hear the petitions, based on which notices were issued to the Centre and the..
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CJI Lalit starts innings under father's gaze

Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit began his first day in court under the scrutiny of his father, Umesh Ranganath Lalit, a former judge of Bombay HC and a senior advocate of Supreme Court, who..
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New mechanism for listing of matters in SC soon: CJI UU Lalit

"We will have a new mechanism by Thursday. Till then, we will look at it in chamber and if urgent we will list it. For mentioning, we will go back to the original practice of mentioning before the..
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On first working day, CJI Lalit to hear Kappan and Navlakha's bail pleas, Hijab row also to be heard by SC

Some important cases and PILs are lined up for hearing before the Chief Justice of India U U Lalit-headed bench on his first working day.
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Busier Mondays, Fridays for Supreme Court judges

On his first day in court on Monday, Chief Justice U U Lalit has scheduled an impressive show by listing over 900 petitions before 15 two-judge benches, including 60 PILs, along with pleas of some..
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CJI Ramana retires amidst tears and tributes from detractors

Hours before ending his 16-month tenure, CJI Ramana, with CJI-designate U U Lalit and Justice Hima Kohli by his side, witnessed this spectacle with a smile as personae dramatis - Kapil Sibal and..
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Ramana’s only regret: ‘Couldn’t focus much on prompt listing of new cases'

On his last day in office, CJI N V Ramana on Friday said his only regret was that he could not pay “much attention” to prompt listing of fresh cases filed by litigants and added that CJI-designate..
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Will strive to have one constitution bench functioning throughout year, says CJI-designate UU Lalit


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Quota for EWS, WhatsApp privacy policy and more: Supreme Court lists 25 Constitution bench cases from Aug 29

The Supreme Court Wednesday notified that 25 five-judge Constitution bench matters will be listed from August 29, two days after Chief Justice designate Justice UU Lalit would take over his charge.
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Prophecy coming true, Amrapali case will not leave me soon: CJI-designate Justice Lalit

Chief Justice of India-designate Justice Uday Umesh Lalit on Monday said that "a prophecy seems to be coming true. Amrapali case is not going to leave me soon".Justice Lalit, who will assume charge as..
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Can’t frame norms for payout for wrongful prosecution: SC

While refusing to entertain a PIL for framing guidelines for compensation, a bench of Justices U U Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat said it would create further complication as many of the acquittals in..
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Decide on framing of charges in Elgar case, discharge plea in 3 months: SC to trial court

Taking note of plea of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that there are four accused in the case who are still to be arrested, a bench of Justices UU Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat asked the agency to..
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Impose costs to cut frivolous litigation, says CJI-designate Uday Umesh Lalit

Reiterating that the justice delivery system is stretched beyond its limits, Chief Justice-designate Uday Umesh Lalit has said that time has come to devise a mechanism to mandatorily impose costs on..
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SC gives justice to rich & poor with equal speed, says CJI-designate Uday Umesh Lalit

TOI asked him whether the judiciary unwittingly gave precedence to cases of the rich and influential, who engage renowned senior advocates assisted by a battery of lawyers, as compared to the cases of..
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Verdicts must percolate quickly to all levels: JusticeUday Umesh Lalit

Uday Umesh Lalit, who will take charge as the 49th CJI on August 27, on Sunday said a mechanism must be devised for speedy percolation of the Supreme Court’s decisions to the ground level and..
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Justice UU Lalit to be next CJI: Centre notifies appointment


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Supreme Court gives Varavara bail but says he can’t leave Mumbai

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted regular bail to Telugu poet Varavara Rao on medical grounds in the Bhima-Koregaon case, in which he is being prosecuted for allegedly indulging in anti-national..
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Who is Justice UU Lalit, the next Chief Justice of India?

Justice UU Lalit will have a brief tenure of 74 days in the chair as he retires on November 8 this year.
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Justice NV Ramana recommends name for CJI post: Who is Justice UU Lalit?

Who is Justice UU Lalit? Union law minister Kiren Rijiju had written to the CJI urging him to name his successor.
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CJI sets in motion process of appointing successor, recommends Justice Lalit

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Thursday set in motion the process of appointment of his successor by recommending the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, the most senior judge, to the Centre.The..
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'If children can go to school at 7 am, why can't judges...': Next CJI UU Lalit says SC should assemble at 9 am

Supreme Court Justice UU Lalit talked said that if children can wake up early and go to school, why can't judges and lawyers start their day at 9 am.
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SC assembles early on Friday, Justice Lalit suggests courts should ideally sit at 9am

If children can go to school at seven in the morning, why cannot judges and lawyers start their day at 9am, Supreme Court judge Justice UU Lalit remarked on Friday. Justice Lalit said if the courts can..
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Bhima Koregaon case: SC extends interim bail of Varavara Rao

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the interim bail granted on medical grounds to activist and poet Dr P Varavara Rao, an accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence case. A bench of Justices UU..
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SC Collegium suggests names of CJs for 6 HCs

The Collegium comprising CJI NV Ramana and Justices UU Lalit and A M Khanwilkar also finalised names of five judges of various HCs for appointment as CJs after intense debate for close to two weeks and..
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SC gives Vijay Mallya last chance to defend himself in contempt case

A bench headed by Justice UU Lalit adjourned the matter for February 24 while adjourning the contempt case.
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SC declines Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust's plea to exempt it from audit of 25 yrs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined a plea filed by Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust seeking to exempt it from the audit of 25 years as ordered by the top court last year. A bench headed by..
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CJI Ramana, Justice UU Lalit meet President Ram Nath Kovind


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Credit to collegium for speedy filling up of posts, says CJI NV Ramana

Amidst showering of praises for record appointments to the Supreme Court and high courts, chief justice of India NV Ramana said it is a team effort and credit was equally due to the SC collegium..
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Clarify stand on plea against sedition: Supreme Court to government

A bench of Justices U U Lalit and Ajay Rastogi deferred the hearing after solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, sought time to file an affidavit. The court also asked attorney..
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No UK timeline yet on Vijay Mallya’s extradition, Centre tells SC

Appearing before a bench of Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan, solicitor general Tushar Mehta said the government is doing its best and making all-out efforts to bring Vijay Mallya back to the..
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SC allows UP govt to fill up 69,000 posts for teachers as per results declared in May

The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the Uttar Pradesh government to fill up vacancies for 69,000 assistant basic teachers in the state as per the results it declared in May this year. A bench headed by..
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Justice Lalit rescues from hearing PIL seeking removal of Andhra CM Jagan Reddy

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit on Monday rescued himself from hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy from the post of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister over his..
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SC judge U U Lalit recuses himself from hearing pleas against AP CM

"I have difficulties. As a lawyer I had represented one of the parties. I will pass an order for it to be listed before a Bench without me," Justice Lalit said.
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Centre agrees to consider providing funds for Amrapali’s stalled projects

After a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit said the Centre should provide funds for completion of Amrapali’s housing projects which have been taken over by NBCC, additional solicitor general..
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No need to seek sanction to try retired babus: SC

​​​A bench of Justices U U Lalit, Indu Malhotra and Krishna Murari said the requirement of sanction under Section 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act is only for serving government employees and..
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