Collegium System News
Amid tussle with Centre on Collegium system, Supreme Court delivers key verdicts in 2022
The apex court, in its 72-year-long history, saw three Chief Justices of India (CJI) in a year for the second time after 2002
Explained: How CJI DY Chandrachud has fared in his first month in office
Justice DY Chandrachud in his first month in office has made several significant judicial and administrative decisions, including deciding to investigate gay couples' right to marry and ordering the protection of an area in Gyanvapi complex where a'shivling' is said to have been discovered
Why India needs urgent reform in higher judiciary
A comprehensive judicial reform is needed to ensure a well-functioning judicial system
What is the collegium system and why Centre and Supreme Court are at loggerheads over it?
The collegium system is a way to appoint judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. Recently, the Supreme Court also pressed the Centre to clear recommendations made by the collegium. The central government has sent back 19 names recommended by the group for appointment as HC judges
Office of CJI: Need of a fixed tenure as complicated issues warrant long-term approach
One of the most important offices in the country functions in an ad-hoc manner without any long-term vision or planning. This affects, ultimately, the justice delivery to citizenry at large
Judicial appointments: Judiciary's independence is paramount but need to check ‘imperium in imperio’
Any criticism of the collegium is not meant to undermine the independence of the judiciary. It is only meant to highlight the pitfalls of the collegium system
Senior advocate Aditya Sondhi withdraws consent for elevation as Karnataka HC judge
In India, names for judicial appointments are recommended by a collegium which is a committee of judges. The government is generally expected to approve the appointments
Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour
The way in which the system of appointments is currently functioning needs rethinking with a majority of the surveyed advocates demanding greater transparency in its operation
After 14 years of RTI Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi HC and appeal that waited for 9 years, Supreme Court decides CJI office comes under law
After 14 years of the existence of the Right to Information Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi High Court, both of which held that office of CJI is a "public authority" and is subject to the RTI Act and an appeal that had to wait for six years to be referred to a constitutional bench and again had to wait for three years, finally got a decision. And the decision is that the office of CJI is subject to RTI Act.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee's rally, opaque collegium system and anticipated Telugu films in 2019; today's must-read stories
The message from Brigade Ground is that Opposition representative from other parts of the country have endorsed Banerjee's leadership.
SC collegium under fire for elevating junior judges; apex court's appointment forum has been under scrutiny before
What has really ruffled feathers within the judiciary is that the Collegium actually revisited an earlier order, which had names of more senior judges, and revoked it.
Turmoil in SC: CJI as master of roster must align with Constitution, avoid concentration of power
The Chief Justice of India's power as 'master of roster' needs a re-look keeping in mind the perils of concentrating power in the hands of one individual.
Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judges
High courts nationwide are 37 percent short of judges, and ad hoc appointments–not posting judges to courts that need them most–are worsening delays and affecting India’s economy, according to our analysis of data released by the department of justice.
Supreme Court judges against CJI: Higher judiciary must reform itself if integrity of institution is to be preserved
That is not surprising because political practitioners in a democracy are guided by majoritarianism. India’s Supreme Court (SC) is a classic example of an institution which stood up to this evil of democracy. But history is hardly a mirror for the present, it seems.
SC judges revolt: Apex court reaping ill benefits of an opaque collegium system it gave unto itself
We are today faced by a situation where opacity has adversely affected, in the eyes of four of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court (excluding the CJI, of course!), the proper functioning of the court.
Supreme Court judges vs CJI: Judges speaking out at press conference low point in constitutional history
We may not realise it, but the press conference held by the four Supreme Court judges will go down as a low point in our constitutional history.
Govt hopeful to 'find a way out' to push NJAC if polity supports on issue of judicial reforms
The Supreme Court had rejected the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and the 99th constitutional amendment, which provided for the formation of the Commission.
Govt had reservations but accepted SC verdict on scrapping NJAC Act, says Prasad
Prasad said that the government did not want to interfere in the judicial process, and it had accepted the SC's ruling scrapping the NJACommission Act.
'Courtrooms are vacant but we've no judges': CJI TS Thakur lambasts Centre on appointment of HC judges
The Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Saturday in a strong word took on the Centre and said that the government is not ready to give proper facilities to judiciary.
Judiciary must introspect rather than tussle with the executive over the collegium system
It’s now obvious to everybody that not everything is fine with the collegium system.