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While being CJI, NV Ramana took many big decisions, from media to ruling party also reprimanded

NV Raman: Nutalapathy Venkata Ramana or NV Ramana, who was the 48th Chief Justice of the country, retired on Friday. Justice Ramana’s tenure as a judge of the Supreme Court lasted for more than 8 years. He held the post of Chief Justice for about 16 months. Soft-natured Justice Ramana is recognized as a judge who takes tough decisions. Even on the last day of his working day, the 48th CJI implemented the 2018 judgment and made another achievement by ensuring live streaming of the proceedings of the Supreme Court.

Even in the last 48 hours of his tenure, the Chief Justice heard many big cases. Among them is the Bilkis Bano case. The security of PM Modi in Punjab includes hearing on Pegasus case including dent case and review petition of ED’s powers. A bench headed by NV Ramana also heard the Gorakhpur riots in 2007, Karnataka Mining, Rajasthan Mining Leading and Bankruptcy Cases including free schemes in elections.

NV Ramana, the CJI, has always taken path-breaking judicial and administrative decisions including quashing the sedition law, reviewing money laundering verdicts, ordering investigations into the Pegasus espionage and Lakhimpur Kheri cases and serving a record 11 judges in the apex court and high courts. This includes the appointment of more than 220 judges.

Students also associated with politics during college days
Born on 27 August 1957 in Ponnavaram village of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Justice Ramana participated in the Jai Andhra movement at a young age 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 started his practice in February 1983 and was also the Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was also a lawyer for several 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.

What were the big decisions taken by NV Ramana, who was CJI

  • On May 11, 2022, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ramana made the sedition law i.e. Section 124A of the IPC ineffective by the Supreme Court.
  • In the Pegasus case, the government first opposed the investigation, later offered 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, an inquiry was ordered in the case of crushing death of farmers in Lakhimpur and Ashish Mishra was arrested.
  • Recently, he ruled that the provisions of the Benami Act 2016 cannot apply to old cases.
  • CJI NV Ramana had also 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.

took these decisions

  • 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).
  • 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 hanging 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.

NV Ramana reprimanded the media from the ruling party as well

  • As Chief Justice, NV Ramana had raised questions on the media trial. He had said that the media sets up kangaroo courts and in such a situation, even experienced judges face difficulty in taking decisions.
  • NV Ramana had said that there is still accountability in the print media but the electronic media does not see any responsibility.
  • Reprimanding the media, NV Ramana had said that misinformation and agenda-driven debate on matters related to justice is proving to be very harmful to the health of democracy, you are taking our democracy two steps back.
  • NV Ramana, who was the Chief Justice of India, had also strongly reprimanded the ruling party during a hearing.
  • NV Ramana had said that the trend of defaming the judges has started on behalf of the governments, which is unfortunate.
  • At that time, the Chief Justice had expressed this displeasure during the hearing of the appeal of the state government against the decision of the Chhattisgarh High Court.

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