Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 00:04
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.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 13:29
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.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 21:04
The collegium system of appointment of judges is likely to stay for time being as Parliament could not pass amendment bill in the Monsoon Session.
Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 14:39
Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday expressed regret that the wrong numbering of the Constitution Amendment Bill prevented it from being introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 23:45
The Constitution Amendment Bill providing a say for the Executive in the appointment of judges of higher judiciary is likely to hit a roadblock.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 19:37
In a significant development, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal, which seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 15:02
Speaking at the inauguration of Alternative Disputes Resolution Centre here, he said, though judges were not elected members by the people but lawyers and judges were ultimately accountable to the people.
Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 20:58
Taking charge as the Law Minister, Kapil Sibal Monday said he would work to ensure that legal processes do not pose impediment to economic growth and will try to evolve a system for appointment of judges in a transparent manner.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 17:16
Salman Khurshid informed said the proposal to put in place a new system to appoint judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts "has not yet reached a conclusive stage".
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 16:31
Amid rising demands for greater
transparency in appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and
High Courts, the government is working on a proposal to put in
place a new system to give the Executive more say in such
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 16:43
A parliamentary panel said that judicial accountability will meet with "limited
success" till the issue of judges` appointment is addressed.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 22:14
Most political parties, including
BJP, Left and DMK, on Thursday said it was time to change the system
of appointment of judges and favoured setting up of a National
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