Why Supreme Court itself should fix time limit for delivering reserved judgements – a view

So far as all High Courts are concerned, there is law that when arguments are heard and judgement is reserved, the Judgement has to be delivered in THREE MONTHS.

If it is not delivered in three months, the matter has to be reheard. Detailed Guidelines have been laid down by Supreme Court Two Judge Bench Judgement on 6-8-2001 in Case of Anil Rai Vs Bihar. reported in 2001 (7) SCC 318.

But the Two Judge Bench Judgement does not say anything about within how much time Supreme Court Judges should deliver judgements in matters which are Reserved for Judgement after hearing of cases.

Obviously, it might not have been proper for Two Judges to give directions to rest of Judges of Supreme Court.

But it is desired if some guidelines are there and which are also published for knowledge of people.

Haresh Raichura
17th June 2012

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