“Guiding Juniors on the Right Path” – Message from Judge Ramana to the Bar on Last Working Day

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.

Justice NV Ramana (left) greets CJI Uday Lalit (centre) and Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta (right) during his farewell ceremony hosted by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), in the Supreme Court of New Delhi | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Outgoing Chief Justice of India NV Ramana after his speech at a farewell ceremony organized for him by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), at the Supreme Court in New Delhi |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Justice NV Ramana after his speech at the farewell ceremony | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Outgoing Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, CJI Uday Lalit and other Justices during group photo at Supreme Court in New Delhi |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Justice Ramana, CJI Uday Lalit and other judges during a group photo at the Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Outgoing Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Senior Supreme Court Justices during group photo at Supreme Court |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
SC judges pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Justice NV Ramana with female judges at the Supreme Court of India |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Justice Ramana with female judges at the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Chief Justice of India Uday Lalit, outgoing CJI NV Ramana and incoming CJI DY Chandrachud at New Delhi Supreme Court |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
(L to R) Chief Justice of India Uday Lalit, outgoing CJI Ramana and Justice DY Chandrachud | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Outgoing Chief Justice of India NV Ramana greets Supreme Court Justices after his lecture during a farewell ceremony organized for him by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), at the Supreme Court of Delhi |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Justice Ramana greets Supreme Court justices and other dignitaries after his speech | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Justice NV Ramana welcomes lawyers |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Judge Ramana greets lawyers before leaving the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | The footprint

Judge NV Ramana leaves the court for the last time |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint

Judge NV Ramana is congratulated by his supporters at his residence in New Delhi |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Judge Ramana is congratulated by his supporters at his residence in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | The footprint
Judge NV Ramana returns to his residence |  Praveen Jain |  The footprint
Judge Ramana leaves for his residence | Praveen Jain | The footprint

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