Legal CJI first among equals, has power to allocate cases, says Supreme Court Updated : April 12, 2018 06:24 AM IST Senior advocate and former law minister Shanti Bhushan has also recently filed a PIL seeking clarification on the administrative authority of the CJI. Referring to the binding order of the larger bench, the court, in its 16-page judgement, said the relief sought was "manifestly misconceived". Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.