The bench, after scrapping the NJAC had asked legal luminaries and Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to furnish suggestions on four counts-- how to improve transparency in the process of judges selection, what changes to make to the eligibility criteria, on formation of an office of the collegiums
in the Supreme Court which will be called the secretariat and on how to deal with complaints.
I don't understand who is pressing his name for the Collegium
OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION SUPREME COURT
ATTEMPTS to improve the muchmaligned 22- year- old collegium
system of appointment of judges began in the right earnest with the Supreme Court on Thursday considering recommendations submitted by more than 60 legal luminaries and bar bodies.
Under the collegium
system, the government has no say in the appointment of judges, as the collegium
is the final authority.
Dattu's controversial decision on April 28 not to participate in the National Judicial Appointments Commission ( NJAC) meetings resulted in stalling any immediate chance of constituting a new judges appointments body to replace the two- decade old collegium
system capped a tumultuous one year of the government vis- a- vis the relation with the judiciary.
Justice Lodha warned centre against interfering with the independence of the judiciary ; Comments which emanated against the collegiums
system from the meeting between the law minister, jurists and former judges to discuss the proposed judicial appointments bill
Katju had claimed that a district Judge, who had several allegations of corruption against him, was not sacked and was elevated to the post of additional judge of the Madras High Court owing to the pressure put on the UPA Government and the judicial collegium
by a Tamil Nadu-based party.
THE process to replace the twodecade- old collegium
system, under which judges appointed judges with a broad- based judicial commission, kicked off on Monday with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holding consultation with top law officers, eminent jurists and former judges.
The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee had recommended that appointment of judges could be entrusted to a wider body other than the Collegiums
with representation from both judiciary and the executive, Moily said.
AIADMK members created a ruckus after the government admitted that a Supreme Court collegium
, during the previous UPA rule, had recommended the extension of a judge in Tamil Nadu who was facing graft charges.
Coming close on the heels of the controversy over former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam's appointment as SC judge, Katju's claim that three former CJIs extended a "corrupt" HC judge's tenure under political pressure has once again reignited the debate on the efficacy of the collegium
system for judicial appointments.