Author : ARTHI M
PETITION (C) NO. 454 OF 2O15
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI, J.
The Petitioner in Writ Petition © No. 454 of 2015 is a Senior Advocate designed by the high court of Bombay in the year 1986.She has been in practice in the Supreme court of India for last two several decades and has also served as solicitor general of union of India. The perception of the petitioner is that the present system of designation of senior advocates in the supreme court of India is flawed and the system needs to be rectified and acceptable parameters laid down has led to the institution of writ petition (C) No. 454 of 2015.
The petitioner has prayed in writ petition of mandamus to issue a writ order declaring that the system of designation of senior advocate by recently introduced method of vote which is arbitary and violating article 14,15,21 and which is unconstitutional ,void and null.
Secondly to issue order or direction for appointment of a permanent selection committee with secretariat headed by a lay person.
Thirdly to issue order or direction directing the Respondent no 1 representing the chief justice and judges of supreme court to appoint a search committee to identify the advocates to conduct public interest litigation.
Fourthly to issue order or direction directing the Respondent no 1 to frame guidelines for preparation of Assessment report.
ISSUES AND FACTS OF LAWS
- Whether writ of mandamus can be issued for appointment of permanent selection committee?
- Whether writ of mandamus can be issued for conducting a public interest litigation?
- Whether writ of mandamus can be issued for preparation of assessment report?
Hon’ble Justice Ranjan Gogoi pronounced the judgment of the Bench comprising his Loardship, Hon’ble Mr.Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Hon’ble Mr.Justice Navin Sinha.
The writ petitions and transferred case are disposed of in terms of the signed reportable Judgment.
Later on the high court of Bombay has published a a notification on the 28th of August 2013, and has crystallized the procedure in order to designate advocates as a senior advocate.