The Supreme Court's annual summer vacation begins on 13th May. The Court will re-open on 1st July. During the summer vacation session, the Court will only hear urgent cases. 

 

The Registrar divides the vacation into three parts: 13th May - 28th May; 29th May - 13th June; 14th June - 30th June. A series of two judge Division Benches will hear urgent cases during each period, the compositions of which are listed below. Note that Chief Justice Gogoi will sit on the Bench hearing cases from 25th May until 30th May. It is unusual for the Chief Justice to lead Benches during the summer vacation. It appears that the Court had in mind the general elections, given that the election results are due at the end of May.

 

FIRST BENCH OF FIRST PART OF VACATION (13.05.2019 TO 20.05.2019)

Division Bench

 

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

1.

 

Hon'ble Ms. Justice Indira Banerjee

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjiv Khanna

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

SECOND BENCH OF FIRST PART OF VACATION (21.05.2019 TO 24.05.2019)

Division Bench

 

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

2.

 

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

THIRD BENCH OF FIRST PART OF VACATION ( 25.05.2019 TO 28.05.2019)

Division Bench

 

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

3.

 

Hon'ble the Chief Justice

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

 

FIRST BENCH OF SECOND PART OF VACATION ( 29.05.2019 TO 30.05.2019)

Division Bench

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

1.

Hon'ble the Chief Justice

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

SECOND BENCH OF SECOND PART OF VACATION ( 31.05.2019 TO 2.06.2019)

Division Bench

 

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

2.

 

Hon'ble Mr. Justice L. Nageswara Rao

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

THIRD BENCH OF SECOND PART OF VACATION ( 3.06.2019 TO 5.6.2019)

Division Bench

 

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

3.

 

Hon'ble Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

FOURTH BENCH OF SECOND PART OF VACATION ( 6.6.2019 TO 13.6.2019)

Division Bench

 

Names of the Hon'ble Judges

 

4.

 

Hon'ble Ms. Justice Indira Banerjee

And

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ajay Rastogi

For hearing urgent miscellaneous matters on Mondays and for hearing regular hearing matters from Tuesdays to Fridays, included in the Final Regular hearing list.

 

The Registrar has yet to notify the composition of the Division Benches for the third part of summer vacation, from 14th June to 30th June.