Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Monday expressed his displeasure at big companies mentioning their commercial law cases for priority hearing when the Court is burdened with criminal appeals affecting the personal liberty of individuals..While saying that the system is in the process of being streamlined, the CJI questioned senior lawyers who had logged in to his Court to mention cases on behalf of companies."We are still streamlining the system. How can all corporate people come and start mentioning pleas? There are pending criminal appeals and other cases too," he said..As of September 4, 2021, a total of 69,956 cases are pending before the top court. Out of that, 51,381 are admission matters and 18,575 are regular hearing matters.There are also 446 Constitution Bench petitions pending before the apex court, though only 49 of them are main matters while 397 are connected petitions.