Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu and Congress's leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, are likely to meet "sometime" next week to nominate two eminent persons to the National Judicial Appointments Commission, the new body for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts.
The Narendra Modi government may not introduce in Parliament the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for 15 years, in the immediate future.
Government will soon decide on the "correct" time to notify a new law to replace the much- criticised collegium system of appointment of judges after considering various pros and cons, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday.
Addressing the joint conference of the Chief Ministers and the Chief Justices of High Courts at Vigyan Bhawan on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that judiciary is a 'divine' profession and it should have an internal mechanism of self-assessment.
Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday questioned Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for not accepting the demands of the people for a CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi's death case.
As government eyes major investments in infrastructure, Law Ministry has proposed to develop a panel of bodies to provide institutional arbitration and advise central departments and public enterprises on ways to include arbitration clause in their contracts.
Striking lawyers of Lucknow, Kanpur, Bareilly and Moradabad divisions in Uttar Pradesh will call on union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday, demanding the jurisdiction of the Lucknow bench of the HC be expanded.
The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) called for a strike for Wednesday to protest Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's decision to table a bill to enhance the pecuniary jurisdiction of the district courts in Parliament this week.
As many as 22 states and Union Territories have supported a Law Commission recommendation to bring a bill to prevent 'honour killings', but government on Thursday refused to fix a timeline to put in place a legal framework, saying a decision will be taken after due consultations.
A proposal seeking to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of higher judiciary requires "further consultation", government said on Thursday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.
The government on Friday said there is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges but steered clear of giving a commitment on increasing the retirement age of High Court judges.