Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicAppointment of Judges

Topic: Appointment of Judges

Modi govt and SC are locked in a battle where each wants to set the boundary for the other

The standoff between SC and Modi govt over the selection process of election commissioners comes after Kiren Rijiju's remark that only in India do the judges appoint judges.

Don’t deserve to be strung along, says Bengaluru lawyer who rejected HC judgeship after impasse

In an interview with ThePrint, senior counsel Aditya Sondhi says the year-long standoff over his name between the Modi govt and SC collegium was starting to affect him ‘personally’.

‘Not wise to stick to timeline’ — Law Minister Rijiju on SC’s April verdict on judge appointments

Kiren Rijiju tells Lok Sabha one can’t question govt over how long a name can remain pending, but assures House there are valid reasons for any name being held back.

Modi govt, SC collegium tussle over judges’ appointments is unfortunate. Both must engage better

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4,000 judges’ posts in trial courts, 419 in HCs remain vacant, law minister tells Parliament

Ravi Shankar Prasad said only 66 new judges were appointed to 15 high courts in 2020, down from 81 in 2019 and 108 in 2018. Allahabad, Delhi and Calcutta HCs are worst-hit.

Not just govt, judiciary also to blame for mounting judge vacancies in high courts

Over 400 out of 1,079 high court judge posts are vacant, and data accessed by ThePrint shows that HC collegiums don’t recommend names on time.

Modi govt keeps SC collegium waiting on Kashmir lawyer picked as HC judge, gives no reason

Ten months ago, Supreme Court collegium asked the central govt to explain why Wasim Sadiq Nargal’s appointment was junked. It’s yet to get a reply.

Why Modi govt has put lawyer Kamal Sehgal’s elevation as judge on hold

Supreme Court collegium recommended Kamal Sehgal for elevation as a judge of Punjab & Haryana HC in July.

Recusal has become a selective call of morality for Supreme Court judges

Several Supreme Court judges, including CJI Gogoi, withdrew from activist Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea case. But judges don’t recuse when they should.

Fewer Indian women in higher judiciary? Blame high court collegiums, suggests data

Not a single high court collegium recommended more than 30% women for judgeship. For many, the number is below 10%.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.