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SC seeks AG's assistance on allocation of cases

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday sought K.K. Venugopal's assistance on a plea filed by former Law seeking direction that the exercise of authority as a master of roster by the should be done in consultation with senior judges who are part of the collegium.

A bench of Justice and Justice Ashok asked the to assist the bench and posted the matter on April 27.

In his PIL, said the authority of the as a master of roster was not an "absolute, arbitrary, singular power" which may be exercised in his "sole discretion" and that the CJI must exercise his authority in consultation with other senior judges who are also part of the collegium.

The collective opinion of a collegium of senior judges was much safer than the opinion of the alone, the PIL says.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:36 IST
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