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Chandrachud felicitated by SC Bar Association — glimpses from warm welcome given to the new CJI

The Chief Justice of India spoke about elevation of SC lawyers to HC judges & plight of women judges at district courts. Attendees included SC judges, attorney general.

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New Delhi: Newly appointed Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud spoke about the elevation of Supreme Court advocates as High Court judges Monday. The CJI was speaking at the felicitation ceremony organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in his honour.

“I can let out a secret, when a young lawyer appears before us, the instinct that we have as judges who have come from High Court is to think, ‘Is this person not good enough to be appointed as the judge of the High Court? And I have a list of lawyers in my mind. I believe all my colleagues also have lists and I have been mentioning those names constantly to the Chief Justices who have preceded me,” he said.

Chandrachud spoke about making listing transparent and objective and advocated for the use of technology to remove any human bias.

The CJI highlighted the problems in the district judiciary. He said a woman district judge at Kolhapur district court told him that there is no toilet for women in this establishment.

“They leave their home at 8.30 in the morning to come to the court and they return home and can use the washroom only at 6 in the evening. And the district judges told us, well, they don’t go past the public toilet because they have to go past the undertrials who are sitting just outside the toilet, and they find it extremely embarrassing to use the public toilet,” he said.

He added that he believes the face of district judiciary must be changed, “first and foremost”.

ThePrint’s national photo editor Praveen Jain covered the felicitation ceremony of CJI at the top court’s auditorium.

CJI Chandrachud addressing lawyers, judges| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud addressing lawyers, judges| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI Chandrachud discussed the problems in the administration of the district judiciary | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud discussed the problems in the administration of district judiciaries | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI Chandrachud was appointed earlier this month | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud was appointed CJI earlier this month | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
D.Y. Chandrachud at the felicitation event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud at the felicitation event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Attorney General of India R. Venkataramani with the CJI | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Attorney General of India R. Venkataramani with the CJI | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud after his speech at the auditorium | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud after his speech| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud greets the lawyers and judges, who were attending the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud greets the lawyers and judges who attended the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supreme court judge B. V. Nagarathna greets other judges (from left to right) Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and M.R. Shah| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supreme court judge B.V. Nagarathna greets Justices Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and M.R. Shah (left to right)| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
From left to right: Supreme court judge Bela Trivedi and B. V. Nagarathna
Supreme court judges Bela Trivedi and B.V. Nagarathna (left to right) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(From left to right): Supreme court judges Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai, M.R. Shah and Hima Kohli | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supreme court judges Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai, M.R. Shah and Hima Kohli (left to right) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(from left to right) Supreme Court judges Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and M.R. Shah| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supreme Court judges Gavai and Shah (left to right)| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud addressing during the felicitation ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud at the felicitation ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud meeting the women judges of Supreme Court of India | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud meeting the women judges of the Supreme Court | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Sanjay Kishan Kaul, judge of supreme court of India with Tushar Mehta Solicitor General of India | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supreme Court judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul with the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta (left to right) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud leaving after the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chandrachud leaving after the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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