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.