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Ready To Sit Even On Sunday To Hear Matters: Gujarat High Court's Chief Justice Aravind Kumar

Sparsh Upadhyay
21 Oct 2021 2:33 PM GMT
Ready To Sit Even On Sunday To Hear Matters: Gujarat High Courts Chief Justice Aravind Kumar
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The newly appointed Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, Justice Aravind Kumar today said that he is ready to come to Court even on a Sunday to hear the matters."We are ready to come even on Sunday," said the Chief Justice when a lawyer sought accommodation before his court and he directed the re-listing of the matter on 20th November and he was told that 20th is a Saturday.Essentially,...

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The newly appointed Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, Justice Aravind Kumar today said that he is ready to come to Court even on a Sunday to hear the matters.

"We are ready to come even on Sunday," said the Chief Justice when a lawyer sought accommodation before his court and he directed the re-listing of the matter on 20th November and he was told that 20th is a Saturday.

Essentially, when the lawyer prayed for the accommodation, the bench first listed the matter for hearing on 19th November, however, when the bench was told that 19th is a holiday, CJ directed to list the matter on 20th November, a Saturday. 

To this, when the Court master said that 20th is a Saturday, the Chief justice said that he was ready to come even on a Sunday and asked the lawyer if he was coming on Saturday (20th November). Read the complete conversation here:

Similarly, in another matter, the Bench led by Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and also comprising Justice Mauna M. Bhatt today observed that it was ready to hold sittings till 7 pm if the need so arises.

Importantly, in another matter, when the Government pleader sought for an adjournment, Chief Justice Kumar observed thus:

"Do you know the cost of one matter coming from the pending branch to the court? I had gone with the Registrar (Judicial) to find out how the file travels. The cost of one file traveling from the court to the Pending branch and from pending branch to the court, it would cost five thousand six hundred and eighty-three rupees and forty-nine paisa (₹5683.49/-)."

This Monday i.e., on October 18, the Chief Justice-led bench had decided to conduct day-to-day hearings of matters pertaining to the land grabbing Act right after the Diwali vacation. 

Further, on Monday itself, the Chief Justice-led bench had expressed its concern regarding advocates submitting sick notes before the Court.

"A lot of sick notes were being received from the advocates by the Court every day and that there was a need to evolve a mechanism for the same," Chief Justice had observed.

The Bench of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice Mauna M. Bhatt had observed thus when it was informed to the Court that an advocate had filed a sick note with the consent of the other side and therefore, it was prayed that the matter be listed for some other day.

To this, Chief Justice Aravind Kumar orally observed thus:

"Every day so many sick notes are being filed. Something has to be evolved because in all the High Courts, there is 3 sick notes a year or some...10 days. We will find out from your bar president as to what could be done."
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