Vikas Singh wrote a letter to CJI Chandrachud, expressed his pain, said – the facilities of the judges have increased many times, the lawyers are craving for small things
It has been said in the letter that there is a very small and dirty dining room for the bar. There is no waiting room for lawyers around the courts. That is why lawyers gather in the courts. Due to this the crowd increases there.
CJI DY Chandrachud SCBA’s dispute over Supreme Court land has come to an end. The Special Bench has also reserved its decision after hearing the land case. Meanwhile, Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh has written a letter to CJI Chandrachud expressing his pain. He says that if the judges increase with time, then the lawyers too. But the convenience of the judges has increased manifold and the lawyers have got nothing.
Too small and dirty dining room for a bar
Vikas Singh has written in his letter that bar should be represented in the permanent committee to develop the infrastructure of the Supreme Court. In a letter to the CJI, he said that over time the infrastructure for judges and registry has increased manifold, but the infrastructure for the use of ACBA members has not increased in that proportion. It has been said in the letter that there is a very small and dirty dining room for the bar. There is no waiting room for lawyers around the courts. That is why lawyers gather in the courts. Due to this the crowd increases there.
The Supreme Court’s five-member ‘Building and Precinct Supervisory Committee’, currently comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice BR Gavai, Justice Surya Kant, Justice Vikramnath and Justice BV Nagaratna, deals with infrastructure development. Vikas Singh has sought the share of the lawyers in this.
Keep in mind that there was a recent debate between CJI Chandrachud and SCBA Chief Vikas Singh regarding the allotment of land for setting up lawyers’ chambers at Appu Ghar. Vikas Singh was demanding an early date for the hearing in the land case. When the CJI asked to hear him as a petitioner, Vikas Singh told him that he can even come to his house for the date. What was it then, the CJI’s temper rose and he shouted Vikas Singh and asked him to go out of his court.
Special bench reserves verdict on land issue
However, senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Neerjad Kishan Kaul tried to hush up the matter by apologizing to the CJI. But the Bar presented a proposal to take action against both. Later, both the parties reached a settlement and the Special Bench headed by the CJI, after hearing the SCBA’s petition on the issue, reserved its order.