NV Ramana, the Chief Justice of India, stated on Tuesday (May 9) during a farewell function of retiring judge Justice Vineet Saran.
CJI N V Ramana claimed that Supreme Court judge Justice Vineet Saran is a “man of the people,” aware of socio-economic realities, and that those with legitimate causes will never leave his court empty-handed.
In his farewell address to Justice Saran, who is stepping down as an apex court judge today, the CJI described him as a “fair and equitable judge.”
“Justice Saran is a compassionate someone who is aware of societal reality. The CJI said during a gathering organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to bid farewell to Justice Saran, who was sworn in as a judge of the supreme bench on August 7, 2018, that “those with legitimate cause would never go empty from his court.”
Justice Ramana stated that judges personify the justice and equity upon which the judicial system is founded.Justice Ramana stated that he believed in a “democratic style of working,” and that any achievement made during his last year as CJI was a collective decision for which credit should be given to all, not just one person.
“I believe in a democratic method of working, and I feel that in order to make good decisions, we must take recommendations and allow everyone’s point of view to be acknowledged, this is how I think,” he stated.
Senior Advocate Vikas Singh praised the CJI for allowing the Bar members to use the auditorium and for making them feel like equal stakeholders in the institution during the farewell.
After the SCBA wrote to the CJI about the conditions imposed on Bar members regarding use of the auditorium, a Judges Committee comprised of five Supreme Court Judges visited the auditorium with the EC Members on Sunday, May 8, 2022, and accepted their requests for increased seating capacity and parking so that the farewell function could be held there.
Mr. Singh also expressed worry in a letter about the “ongoing disrespect to members of the Bar who have been trying to gain admission to the new campus.”