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SC brings single judge benches to cut pendency, the bar against

In a move to reduce the burden on the judiciary, the Supreme Court has decided to constitute single judge benches to decide matters related to bail, transfer of cases and other matters.

As on June 1, 2019, there were 58,669 cases pending in the apex court.

However, the Supreme Court Bar Association passed a resolution against the move and requested the Chief Justice of India to recall the new rule. It requested the apex court not to put these amended rules into force and initiate urgent steps to recall the same.

Expressing its shock, the SCBA said that it was never consulted before inserting the new rule.

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