The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of guidelines, including setting up of a permanent committee led by the Chief Justice of India, to accord senior designation to lawyers.
Composition (1+4) : 1. CJI 2. Two senior most SC or HC judge 3. Representative of the bar 4 Attorney General in case of the apex court and Advocate General in case of High Courts.
Headed by: CJI
Present practice: So far, the judges of the Supreme Court and the high courts had sole discretion over whom to grant the senior gown. The reasons for conferring this honour have often remained opaque.
Who filed this case? The apex court had in March referred a PIL filed by senior lawyer Indira Jaising to a larger three-judge Bench.