A plea has been made to establish regional centers of the Supreme court in three different cities. The government has not announced plans to do so.
Rajya Sabha Member and senior lawyer P Wilson moved a Private Member Bill in July 2020, which outlines the necessity of establishing regional benches in Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata. He has raised concerns that access to the Supreme court will be restricted if the person is economically weak and thereby denied justice.
In another development, Bar council heads of southern states have approached Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana and appealed to consider the long pending demand of regional Supreme Courts. They submitted a memorandum that said the present system needs to be changed for the speedy delivery of justice.
However, the Indian Law Ministry has not responded in the matter, and hence we mark it as misleading.