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Constitutional status recommended for judge appointment panel

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 00:04

A parliamentary committee has recommended that constitutional status be given to a proposed panel for appointment and transfer of judges of the higher judiciary so that its composition cannot be altered through an ordinary legislation.

No need to change collegium system: CJI designate

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 15:40

There is no need for changing the present collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary nor the impeachment provisions in the Constitution, says Chief Justice of India designate Justice P Sathasivam.

Govt mulling new system for judges selection

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 16:43

Amid demands for greater transparency in appointment of judges to higher judiciary, the government said it is working on a new system.

`Errant judges may not be able to abort impeachment`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 14:22

Judges of the higher judiciary under cloud for professional misconduct may not be able to frustrate impeachment proceedings against them simply by resigning, if a Rajya Sabha MP`s constitution amendment proposal goes through.

Sorabjee opposed to higher judiciary under Lokpal

Last Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2011, 20:29

Soli Sorabjee opposed demands to bring higher judiciary under Lokpal, saying they could be "judged" only by an authoritative body of experts.

PM, higher judiciary be kept out of Lok Pal ambit: Assocham

Last Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 21:33

Assocham which will launch a media campaign on the issue from Monday.

Bring higher judiciary under Lokpal: Team Anna

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 20:09

Team Anna reverted back to its original demand of brining the judiciary under the ambit of Lokpal.

`Considerable corruption in higher judiciary`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 21:54

Alleging "considerable corruption" in higher judiciary, lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday said civil society was ready to keep it out of the purview of Lokpal only if an independent body is created.

Constitution may be amended for appointments in higher judiciary: Moily

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 22:21

Law Minister M Veerappa Moily Wednesday hinted that the government may consider amending the Constitution to change the existing procedure for appointment of members of the higher judiciary.

Bill to ensure no tainted person in higher judiciary: Moily

Last Updated: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 00:53

Promising the Indian diaspora better governance and transparency, the Government today said it was making a provision to ensure "no tainted" person becomes a member of the higher judiciary in the country.