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
Govt takes 127 days, Collegium 119 days to deal with recommendations for appointment of judges, Centre tells SC
Attorney General KK Venugopal told a Supreme Court bench that high courts across the country have not even recommended the names for appointment of judges for 199 out of 396 vacancies
SC Collegium's focus on discipline, behaviour in judges' appointments commendable, but refusal to set benchmarks reeks of irony
It is ironical that the higher judiciary routinely sets aside or reinstates appointments to various government offices but refuses to set even a benchmark for appointments to a high court or the Supreme Court
Supreme Court directs Centre to distribute funds uniformly among states for infra upgrades of lower judiciary
The Supreme Court Thursday expressed its displeasure over the Centre not disbursing funds uniformly among the state governments for the development and upgradation of infrastructure in subordinate judiciary
To tackle nepotism, bad appointments by collegiums, rigorous selection a must: Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan
With the latest case of Justice KM Joseph, a new ground seems to be ready for the judiciary and executive to make new assertions of their powers with regard to judges' appointments.
Supreme Court judges to meet CJI Dipak Misra over Justice KM Joseph's name being third in appointment notification
Supreme Court judges, including new members of collegium, are likely to meet CJI Dipak Misra today to express unhappiness over centre’s decision to lower Justice Joseph's seniority.
SC judges upset with Centre for lowering KM Joseph's seniority, to lodge protest with CJI Dipak Misra tomorrow
The Supreme Court judges fear that lowering Justice KM Joseph's seniority could hamper his chances of being elevated to the chief justice's post as well as of heading a bench.
Geeta Mittal becomes first female chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir HC, day after court gets its first female judge
Justice Geeta Mittal was on Saturday appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in history to head it.
Government likely to sit on Justice KM Joseph's file despite collegium's reiteration, clears appointment of two other judges
The tussle between the government and the judiciary over Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph's elevation to the Supreme Court is likely to continue despite the collegium recommending him for the second time last month.
Supreme Court yet to acknowledge nepotism in judicial appointments, even as Centre seems intent on curbing it
It remains to be seen whether the Supreme Court will acknowledge the presence of nepotism in appointment of judges and initiate timely reforms.
SC judges vs CJI: Dipak Misra assures Bar Council of India delegation the crisis will be sorted out soon
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra met a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India (BCI) and assured it that the crisis following a virtual revolt by four senior most Supreme Court (SC) judges against him would be sorted out soon.
SC judges' revolt: Bar association chief Vikas Singh meets CJI Dipak Misra, hands over resolution expressing 'grave concern'
Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh met Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and handed over a resolution on the crisis in the apex judiciary to him.
Supreme Court judges address media as it happened: Rahul Gandhi says questions raised by 4 judges must be thoroughly investigated
In an unprecedented event, four Supreme Court Justices will speak directly to the media. It is unclear as to what they will be speaking on.
SC should put in place mechanism for corrective measures, not initiate contempt proceedings against judges
The Supreme Court (SC), as is the case with any higher court, has a power to reprimand anyone who it finds is in its contempt. This power is known as contempt of court.
The Congress said "democracy is in danger" after four senior-most Supreme Court judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex court was "not in order".
SC promotes 25 additional high court judges to permanent judgeships, elevates 19 lawyers to the bench at 3 HCs
SC collegium has recommended the appointment of 25 additional judges as permanent judges in 5 high courts and elevated 19 lawyers as judges in three high courts.
The five judges constitution bench of Justices JS Khehar, Chelameswar, MB Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel — after striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) as unconstitutional — went ahead with the proceedings to explore alternatives to make the collegium system more transparent and accountable
This is the full text of the Supreme Court's judgment on the validity of the NJAC, in which it brought back the collegium system for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.
The issue has seen several twists and turns, with court pronouncements, committee reports and legislative actions, interspersed with strongly-worded opinions on both sides of the divide. Here is a short history of the controversy.
The CJI called upon the legal fraternity to keep away people who "play tricks to taint judiciary" saying any form of corruption in judiciary "shield impurity which is the worst form of aliment in thriving democracy."