Earlier in the day, the Central Government sent back the Supreme Court collegium
its recommendation to appoint Uttarakhand Chief Justice Justice as a Supreme Court judge, asking to reconsider the recommendation.
The major subsequent development after NJAC judgment was the disapproval of the collegiums
system by Justice Chelameswar who is part of the 5 member Supreme Court collegiums
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
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.
CHIEF Justice of India Justice R M Lodha on Monday slammed a " concerted misleading campaign" aimed at " defaming the judiciary" in the run up to NDA government's efforts to substitute the collegium
system of selecting judges with a six- member judicial appointments commission in which the executive will have veto powers.
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.
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.