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.

Right to appoint judges not part of judiciary's independence: Gowda

The right to appoint judges is not an integral part of independence of judiciary, asserts Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, who also dismisses fears that the National Judicial Appointments Commission is tilted in favour of the executive.

Collegium recommended names despite adverse reports: Govt to SC

The Supreme Court collegium recommended and reiterated the appointments of people as judges despite adverse Intelligence Bureau reports and judges' critical comments against them, the central government on Wednesday told the apex court.

 SC rejects Centre's plea for hearing on NJAC issue by larger bench
SC rejects Centre's plea for hearing on NJAC issue by larger bench

In a jolt for the Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected its preliminary plea that the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) issue be heard by a larger bench of 9 or 11 judges.

SC refers matter concerning NJAC Act to larger bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the matter concerning the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act to a larger bench.

Supreme Court refuses stay on NJAC Act, refers petitions to larger bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the matter concerning the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act to a larger bench.

SC to decide on Tuesday maintainability of pleas against NJAC Act

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its judgement on Tuesday on maintainability of petitions challenging the validity of a constitutional amendment and the NJAC Act, meant to replace the two-decade old collegium system of judges appointing judges.

SC restrains HCs from entertaining pleas on NJAC Act
SC restrains HCs from entertaining pleas on NJAC Act

The Supreme Court Wednesday restrained all High Courts from entertaining any petition challenging validity of Constitutional Amendment Act and National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act meant to replace the two-decade-old collegium system of judges appointing judges.

Govt defends new law on appointment of judges in SC

The hearing on validity of legislations which would replace the two-decade-old collegium system on appointment of judges on Tuesday commenced in the Supreme Court with the Centre "vigorously" opposing pleas to stay notifications of the laws criticised for allegedly taking away the independence of the judiciary.

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.

Yardstick for judiciary should also apply for ministers: SC

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the yardstick followed in appointments in judiciary and civil services of not inducting persons with doubtful integrity should also be applied while appointing minsters.

Noted jurist Fali S Nariman slams bills on judges appointment

Noted jurist Fali S Nariman on Thursday slammed the the two legislations that seek to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges.

Judges appointment: Constitution Amendment Bill moved in Rajya Sabha

A Constitution Amendment Bill to facilitate establishment of a Commission to appoint judges to higher judiciary was moved on Wednesday night for consideration in the Rajya Sabha.

Cabinet defers decision on bill to scrap collegium system

A decision on a Law Ministry proposal to bring constitutional amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of appointment of judges was deferred by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.

Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament likely next week

Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party.

No courtrooms so no judges can be appointed: HC

The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected the pleas of six persons seeking appointment as lower court judges by raising number of vacancies.

SC stays Madras High Court order on appointment of judges

The Supreme Court Monday stayed the Madras High Court order to maintain status quo on the process of appointing 12 judges, saying it is a "serious matter" which will be taken up by the apex court.

High treason case: Musharraf challenges appointment of judges

Pakistan`s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf today challenged the appointment of judges and a prosecutor to try him for high treason, just hours before appearing in a special court here.

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.

CJI defends Collegium system of appointment of judges

The Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam, on Saturday defended the collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary but said it is a prerogative of the Centre to bring a Bill to change it.