Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Collegium

Why is Justice Akil Kureshi not in Supreme Court? A little bit more transparency, my lord

People have a right to know if government’s objections to appointments were driven by larger cause of justice or political considerations.

SC Collegium approves 6 names of Karnataka HC, one of Calcutta HC as permanent judges

Names of Justices Neranahalli Srinivasan Sanjay Gowda, Jyoti Mulimani, Nataraj Rangaswamy, Hemant Chandangoudar, Pradeep Singh Yerur & Maheshan Nagaprasanna have been approved.

India’s higher judiciary lacks professional diversity. It’s now a monopoly of lawyer-judges

Of the first 25 Supreme Court judges, only three had any experience in subordinate judiciary. The collegium system has only deepened this professional homogeneity further.

120 judge proposals are stuck as SC collegium hasn’t met for over 2 months due to lockdown

The collegium had last met on 20 April. An SC judge says meetings of collegium require a lot of deliberations, which are not possible on video calls.

Collegium system needs reconsideration, says former Supreme Court judge AK Sikri

Former SC Justice A.K. Sikri was speaking at launch of Chintan Chandrachud's new book 'The cases that India forgot'. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud was also present.

Collegium deliberations on judges should stay confidential, says CJI-designate Bobde

Justice S.A. Bobde said sharing deliberations on the Collegium's rejection of candidates for higher judiciary was a matter of privacy rather than secrecy since people's reputations were at stake.

Supreme Court collegium’s 2 recent decisions have left the door wide open for tough questions

One would not be off the mark in saying that under the last few CJIs, Supreme Court collegium has ceded ground and authority to government.

MP lawyers want CJI to transfer ‘vindictive’ HC judge in line to be acting chief justice

In a letter, 3 Madhya Pradesh lawyer associations have urged the Chief Justice of India to avoid appointing Justice Sanjay Yadav as the acting CJ.

Can disclose reason for transfers, says SC after Justice Tahilramani controversy

The statement, issued by Supreme Court secretary general, comes days after Justice V.K. Tahilramani resigned over her transfer from Madras to Meghalaya HC.

Why income norms to elevate judges is pitting Modi govt against SC collegium

Modi govt has put on hold collegium recommendation to appoint 10 lawyers as judges of Allahabad HC as they don't meet minimum income criteria.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.