No more adjournment letters in after-notice bail cases: Supreme Court

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Polity

Topic: Judiciary

Issue: Adjournment for bail cases.

Context: The Supreme Court has decided to no longer accept adjournment letters in bail and anticipatory bail cases where notice has been issued.


  • An adjournment letter is a notice that a court has delayed a hearing to deal with a case when the concerned party is pleading “not guilty”.
  • “After Notice Matters”, the cases in which Court notice has been issued but the case is not admitted are listed.
  • Aims to reduce delays and pendency in court proceedings.
  • Adjournment requests will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, with strict limitations on their frequency.
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·           It marks a significant step towards improving judicial efficiency and reducing delays in the legal system.

·           It will instil discipline in litigation proceedings, ultimately expediting the resolution of pending cases.

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