How will NJAC make judicial functioning accountable, asks SC

The Supreme Court Friday posed questions in regard to the working of the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) for appointing judges to higher judiciary, asking how it would make judicial functioning "meaningful" and "accountable".

Chief Justice of Karnataka HC transferred, 22 additional judges appointed

On a day it brought into force a law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, government Monday appointed 22 Additional Judges and transferred the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court based on recommendations of the collegium which the new legislation seeks to replace.

Govt notifies new law on judges' appointment

Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act.

SC declines urgent hearing on plea challenging NJAC Act

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing on a plea seeking quashing of the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act for appointment of judges in higher judiciary.

Constitutional status recommended for judge appointment panel

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

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

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

Sorabjee opposed to higher judiciary under Lokpal

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

Bring higher judiciary under Lokpal: Team Anna

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

`Considerable corruption in higher judiciary`

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

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

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.