Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Judges

Hybrid mode of hearing cases not working, courts have to function physically, says SC

The top court was hearing a plea seeking to declare virtual court hearing as a fundamental right. SC said normalcy has to return and virtual hearing of cases can't become a norm.

SC collegium recommends transfer of six High Court judges

The Collegium on 16 September had recommended the transfer of 5 judges from one one state to another. The sixth transfer was recommended in another meeting Tuesday.

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.

Centre sends back 14 names recommended by SC Collegium for elevation as HC judges

Two recommendations were sent back by the government a second time, which is in violation of the Memorandum of Procedure. If the collegium reiterates a name, it is supposed to be binding.

40 students train at NLU Nagpur’s new course to become judges after college, a first in India

The honours programme in 'Adjudication and Justicing' began in October 2020 and aims to train students for the post of entry-level judges in district courts.

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.

HC judges’ posts lying vacant, CJI writes to chief justices to expedite appointment process

The letter, sent a week after N.V. Ramana took over as the CJI, draws the attention of chief justices to the vacancy crisis plaguing the higher judiciary.

India’s apocalyptic oxygen crisis needs triage. Govt must save maximum lives, and its reputation

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Judges need to focus on cases, not HR, procurement and finance. The NJIC is good idea

Imagine you were accused of a crime. What would you rather have the judge focus on — your case, or the agenda for the committee meeting on constructions?

Modi govt still against gay lawyer Kirpal’s elevation as HC judge, tells CJI as much

In response to CJI Bobde's letter, Centre is said to have conveyed apprehensions over Saurabh Kripal’s appointment as judge on the ground that his male partner is a foreign national.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.