New Delhi: Calling the pending cases a “tremendous challenge”, India’s outgoing Chief Justice N.V. Ramana expressed regret on Friday that he could not pay much attention to matters of listing and posting cases to hear before the Supreme Court.
Justice Ramana, who left office on Friday, said it was necessary to deploy modern technological tools and artificial intelligence to find a solution. “Even though we tried to develop some modules, due to compatibility and security issues, we couldn’t make much progress,” he said.
He said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the priority was court management and unlike commercial establishments, “we cannot directly secure market technology tools”.
“We have to admit that the suspension is a huge challenge ahead of us. I have to admit that listing and posting business issues is one of the areas I haven’t been able to pay much attention to. I’m sorry for that,” he said. “We are busy fighting fires every day.
He said that unless the bar is willing to extend its cooperation wholeheartedly, it would be difficult to make the necessary changes. “Juniors entering the profession see seniors as their role models. I ask all seniors to guide them to be on the right path,” he said.
ThePrint National Photo Editor Praveen Jain documented Judge Ramana’s last day in the chamber, followed by his farewell event.