Chief Justice of India U U Lalit Friday said that the Supreme Court will endeavour to get rid of as many cases as possible and he will strive his best to measure up to the expectations of the people.
Speaking at a felicitation function organised by the Bar Council of India, the CJI said the highest court has been listing cases for hearing in way more numbers and it's disposed of 1,293 miscellaneous matters and 106 regular hearing matters within the last four days.
He said a complete of 440 transfer petitions were disposed of within the last four days.
"I would sincerely strive and do my best to measure up to those expectations and to be warrant standing before you after three months and getting more flowers from what I got today," Justice Lalit said.
On the nice and cozy welcome given to him, the CJI, in an exceedingly lighter vein, said he would want a truck to hold the flowers and bouquets home.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was also present on the occasion.
Delivering the welcome address, BCI Chairman and senior advocate Manan Kumar Mishra said the appointment of Justice Lalit as 49th CJI could be a matter of great pride for all lawyers across the country.
He has also ensured transparency within the listing of the matters so lawyers don't face difficulty. Listing of cases was an enormous problem for Supreme Court lawyers. Today when cases are filed, they're listed for hearing the subsequent day. this is often the norm by CJI UU Lalit. He heard 200 mentioning cases yesterday. i used to be there within the court," he said.
Mishra said the standard of labor is very important and not the length of tenure.
He also informed that on Saturday BCI will hold a joint meeting with all the state bar associations and pass a resolution on increasing the retirement age of judges.