Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicAppointment of Judges

Topic: Appointment of 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%.

Govt says no plans to regulate appointment, conduct of Supreme Court & High Court judges

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha that there would be no parliamentary oversight in the appointment and conduct of Supreme Court and High Court judges.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.