Justice NV Ramana: Supreme Court Chief Justice NV Ramana retired from his post on Friday. Let us know why Justice Ramana will be remembered for many big decisions.
The 48th Chief Justice of the country Nutalapathy Venkata Ramana retired from his post today. Justice Ramana’s tenure as a Supreme Court judge lasted more than 8 years. He held the post of Chief Justice for about 16 months. Justice Ramana of mild nature was recognized as a judge who took tough decisions. He formed a committee to investigate the Pegasus espionage case, despite the government’s objection. After the strictness of the bench headed by him, the arrest of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ in the Lakhimpur case.
Vacant posts of judges filled
As Chief Justice, he was also very active in filling the vacant posts of judges in the Supreme Court. Due to his efforts, on 31 August 2021, 9 judges took oath simultaneously in the Supreme Court.
Born on 27 August 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Justice Ramana participated in the Jai Andhra movement as a teenager for the rights of the people of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. He was associated with student politics during his college days and also did journalism for some time. Ramana, who started his practice in February 1983, was the Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was also a lawyer for many departments of the Central Government. In 2000, he became a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. He was the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court before his appointment to the Supreme Court in 2014.
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Tough decision on sedition law
On 11 May 2022, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ramana made Section 124A of the Sedition Act i.e. IPC ineffective by the Supreme Court. The court accepted the request of the central government that it should be given time to review the law, but at the same time it said that new cases should not be filed under this law and the court proceedings in those cases which are already pending. be stopped.
took decisions disliked by the government
On 24 April 2021, NV Ramana, who became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, took many such decisions which the government did not like. In the Pegasus case, the government at first opposed the investigation, later offering to form a committee on its behalf. But the bench headed by Justice Ramana formed the committee on its behalf. Due to his strictness as Chief Justice, Ashish Mishra was arrested in Lakhimpur in connection with the crushing death of farmers. Recently, he ruled that the provisions of the Benami Act 2016 cannot apply to old cases.
Speeding up the cases of public representatives
Even before becoming the Chief Justice, Justice Ramana was a part of many important decisions in the Supreme Court. He ordered restoration of internet in Jammu and Kashmir. He also presided over the bench which ordered the formation of special courts in every state for speedy hearing of pending cases against MPs/MLAs. Justice Ramana has also been a member of the bench that decided to bring the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court under the purview of the Right to Information Act (RTI).
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Important verdict in Nirbhaya case
A 5-judge bench headed by Justice Ramana had dismissed the curative petition of the convicts of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. After this the way for his execution was cleared. On 26 November 2019, a bench headed by Justice Ramana ordered the Devendra Fadnavis government of Maharashtra to conduct a floor test in the assembly the next day. After this the Fadnavis government fell.
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