"The habit of seeking adjournments at the drop of a hat should go. Don't waste time of the Court," Justice Lodha told lawyers in an open Court.
Out of the 60 cases listed today, there were 10 cases in which advocates had written letters seeking adjournments, CJI told court. "Hereafter, anyone seeking adjournments should first write to the Registrar and not come directly to the Court and waste its time," he said.
Justice Lodha was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. Soon after taking over, Lodha said that his priority would be to facilitate the appointment of best persons as judges.
Justice Lodha will remain the Chief Justice of India for a short tenure of around five months. He will retire on September 27.