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.
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.
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.
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.