The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) was proposed to be put in place.
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.
Against the backdrop of the recent controversy over the appointment of CVC, Comptroller and Auditor General on Friday suggested setting up of a collegium for appointing key functionaries like CAG, CVC and Election Commissioners.
The government has given a final no to an RTI application seeking details or list of judges whose elevation to the Supreme Court or as Chief Justices of High Courts have been objected to by the President.
A Supreme Court collegium on Sunday deferred a decision on elevation of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran after deciding to examine afresh allegations of land grabbing and charges of corruption against the judge.