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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.

Too much transparency in judges' appointment not desirable: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its misgiving on opening the entire process of appointments to higher judiciary to public scrutiny, saying that words like "transparency" and "criteria" sound good but have their pitfalls.

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.

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

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

Bring higher judiciary under Lokpal: Team Anna

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