Law Commission report on multiple SC Benches - thumbs down from AG CJI

Bar & Bench February 1 2010

The 229th report of the Law Commission which proposed instituting four regional benches of the Supreme Court to ease the burden of the present Supreme Court has run into an insurmountable roadblock.

The report proposed dividing the Supreme Court into a Constitutional Bench at Delhi and 4 cassation branches of the Supreme Court in the North, East, West and South regions at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad or Chennai respectively.

The Ministry of Law had sought the opinion of

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