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Appointment of judges function of executive: Parliamentary panel

Appointment of judges function of executive: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary committee on Thursday said that appointment of judges to the higher judiciary is essentially the function of the executive.

No proposal now for reservation in higher judiciary: Govt

There is no proposal being considered now to amend the Constitution to allow reservation in higher judiciary but the issue needs to be looked into at some point of time, government said on Thursday.

SC to pronounce order on collegium's improved, transparent working

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its order on improving the functioning of the collegium and bringing transparency in the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary including the apex court.

Filling 400 vacancies of judges suitably not easy: CJI

CJI Tirath Singh Thakur also said he would embark on this exercise only after the five-judge constitution bench spells out a transparent procedure of appointing judges.

'Parliament has power to govern process for appointment of judges'

'Parliament has power to govern process for appointment of judges'

This is for the first time the Law Minister has spoken in Parliament on the SC verdict on NJAC Act.

Fresh standoff between Centre, Supreme Court over collegium system of appointing judges

Fresh standoff between Centre, Supreme Court over collegium system of appointing judges

The government is believed to be upset after its bid to replace the collegium system was thwarted by the Supreme Court recently.

Govt favours consultative process in judges' appointment

Govt favours consultative process in judges' appointment

The government's stand came in the wake of apex court's November 3 order seeking suggestion for improving the working of the collegium.

No confrontation with judiciary; govt to obey SC order on NJAC: Jaitley

No confrontation with judiciary; govt to obey SC order on NJAC: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the SC decision on NJAC would not lead to any confrontation between the government and the judiciary.

NJAC unconstitutional; collegium system of appointing judges to continue: Supreme Court

NJAC unconstitutional; collegium system of appointing judges to continue: Supreme Court

In a judgement with far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on Friday struck down the NJAC Act holding it unconstitutional.