In the recent case, Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana on Wednesday did not permit senior advocates to mention cases for urgent listing in the court presided over by him, saying, “No question of allowing seniors to mention.” There has been a practice of mentioning cases for urgent listing by lawyers, predominantly by designated senior advocates, in the first court headed by the CJI before it starts hearing listed matters of the day. “I do not entertain seniors,” the CJI said the moment a senior advocate, standing in the queue, attempted to mention his case for urgent listing. “Please ask your advocate-on-record to mention these tomorrow,” CJI Ramana, who was sitting on the bench with Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli, said. Senior advocates including Kapil Sibal and A.M. Singhvi were not allowed by the bench to mention the cases. “It is better to not allow seniors to mention. I want to end this senior business. Sorry, Mr Singhvi, I do not entertain seniors… Mr Sibal, it applies to you also. Please ask your AOR to mention it,” the CJI said. Earlier in his tenure, CJI Ramana stated that the purpose of having a mentioning officer at the top court was to ensure that senior counsel did not receive preferential treatment when it came to mentioning. CJI Ramana, who took oath as head of the judiciary on April 24 last year, would be demitting office on August 26 after the conclusion of his more than 16-month tenure. In the nutshell CJI NV Ramana refuses to allow senior advocate to mention cases.