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.

Parl fails to clear bill for new system of appointing judges

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.

Bill on appointment of judges faces Opposition roadblock

The Constitution Amendment Bill providing a say for the Executive in the appointment of judges of higher judiciary is likely to hit a roadblock.

Appointment of judges: Opinions of govts to be considered, says CJI

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.

Sibal favours appointment of judges in a transparent manner

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.

New system to appoint judges not in conclusive stage: Govt

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".

Appointment of judges: More powers for Executive?

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

‘Tackle judges` appointment issue at the earliest’

A parliamentary panel said that judicial accountability will meet with "limited
success" till the issue of judges` appointment is addressed.

Parties for review of judges’ appointment

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
Judicial Commission.

Curb discretion in judges` appointment: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said the idea of regulating discretions in matter of judicial appointment has also the backing of former Chief Justice of India JS Verma.