SC dismisses PIL seeking mechanism other than collegium for judges' appointment

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on having a mechanism other than collegium for the appointment of judges.

ANI| Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 13:07 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on having a mechanism other than collegium for the appointment of judges.

A PIL was filed in the apex court by National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms, seeking a new mechanism for the appointment of judges in High Courts and the Supreme Court.

The top court also dismissed a plea seeking formation of a separate committee for appointment of the Supreme Court and High Courts` judges.A lawyers` association had filed this plea seeking transparency in judicial appointments.

The court stated that the demand for a committee may not be constitutionally tenable and the Union Government is already preparing an Memorandum of Procedure (MOP) in this regard.