Tamil Nadu requests for Supreme Court bench in Chennai

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Chief Minister MK Stalin has again requested for the establishment of a regional bench of the Supreme Court in Chennai and allowed Tamil to be used as one of the official languages in the Madras High Court.


  • The outgoing Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu had suggested bifurcation of the Supreme Court into four regional benches for speedy disposal of cases.
  • He also emphasized on representation of all sections in the appointment of judges.

  • However, the Supreme Court has said on this demand that there is no need for such benches outside Delhi.


Why is the Supreme Court located in New Delhi ?

  • Article 130 of the Constitution of India says the Supreme Court shall sit in Delhi or in such other place or places, as the Chief Justice of India may, with the approval of the President, from time to time, appoint.

  • This means that the law allows the establishment of benches of the Supreme Court at several places with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of India and the President.

  • The Law Commission in its 229th report had suggested the establishment of a Constitution Bench of the Court at New Delhi and four other Benches in different regions of India.

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