Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicCollegium system

Topic: collegium system

‘Cannot get more democratic than this,’ says CJI Ramana on collegium system

Ramana said it was wrong to think that judges appoint judges in India; selection depends on many stakeholders, he said.

Former judges, lawyers say collegium system needs to change but NJAC is not the answer

NJAC was enacted in 2014 to replace the collegium system of judicial appointments. Struck down by Supreme Court in 2015, it was discussed in Parliament again last week.

Supreme Court is going back on promise of transparency, building case for Modi govt’s NJAC

The reforms Supreme Court had assured India two years ago are yet to be delivered. It seems to be a case of one step forward, two steps backward.

Is SC justified in not being transparent on judges’ transfer citing institutional interest?

The Supreme Court has said disclosing the collegium’s reason behind transferring judges ‘will not be in the interest of the institution’, but it would ‘if found necessary’.

Justice Tahilramani’s resignation shows why Supreme Court collegium is a failed system

By resigning rather than being made to pay for her stand, Madras HC Chief Justice has left CJI Gogoi and other collegium judges embarrassed.

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%.

Jasti Chelameswar, the chief dissenting justice of India

From holding the press conference to ‘judges bribery’ case, Justice Chelameswar, who retires today, has been the flag-bearer of dissent in the higher judiciary.

It’s time for the Supreme Court of India to show that it is truly supreme

Judges are squabbling, popular confidence is frayed, and the executive is poised to bury the hatchet: in its back. Can an exhausted judiciary fight back?

Govt cites seniority, diversity to send back recommendation to elevate Justice Joseph

The government said a candidate’s seniority may be overlooked in order to ensure regional representation, but that wasn’t the case with Joseph, whose parent high court is Kerala HC.

Collegium musical chairs: How an HC judge set to supersede one, got passed over instead

A.K. Mittal was named for Delhi HC CJ by CJI Khehar’s collegium, but the file never moved. Now he’s himself superseded by Surya Kant for Himachal CJ.

On Camera

YourTurn

An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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