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Idea Of Establishment Of SC Bench Outside Delhi Has Not Found Favour With Supreme Court: Law Ministry

The Ministry of Law and Justice has reiterated that it has no plans to establish separate Benches of the Supreme Court, as the proposition has not been supported by Supreme Court itself.
“Representations have been received from time to time from various quarters for establishment of Benches of Supreme Court in various parts of the country. The Law Commission, in its 229th Report had also suggested that a Constitutional Bench be set up at Delhi and four Cassation Benches be set up in the Northern region at Delhi, the Southern region at Chennai/Hyderabad, the Eastern region at Kolkata and the Western region at Mumbai. The idea of a separate Bench of Supreme Court outside Delhi has not found favour with the Supreme Court of India,” Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha.

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