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India's judges don't like to be judged, and petty politics is not going to fix it

The attempt by the Congress-led opposition to impeach the Chief Justice of India reeks of street politics, not statesmanship.

Apr 26, 2018, 10:25 AM IST

No plan to set up collegium to select election commissioners, says Centre

The government on Wednesday said it has no proposal to introduce a 'collegium' system to appoint election commissioners, a recommendation made by the Law Commission as part of its report on electoral reforms.

Aug 02, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Supreme Court slams Centre over judges' appointment row, asks do you want to lock down judiciary

Coming down hard at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Friday said there should not be a deadlock in appointment of judges.

Oct 28, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Don't try to bring judiciary to grinding halt, SC tells government

The Supreme Court on Friday sharply criticized the Modi government for sitting on the recommendation of its collegium on the appointment and transfer of judges in High Courts, almost bringing judiciary to the state of collapse.

Aug 12, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

Govt may not recommend bringing judges' appointment under RTI

The government is unlikely to recommend bringing the process of appointment of judges to higher judiciary under RTI ambit as it apprehends it could lead to a flood of applications from aspirants and "interested parties" seeking file notings and other details.

Jan 11, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

Collegium system: SC asks Centre to prepare MoP in consultation with CJI to enable transparency

Coming out with a slew of guidelines to improve the collegium system of appointment of judges, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said views of the Centre and States should be taken into account and asked the government to prepare a memorandum of procedure (MOP) in consultation with the Chief Justice of India to enable transparency.

Dec 16, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

Fresh standoff between Centre, Supreme Court over collegium system of appointing judges

The government is believed to be upset after its bid to replace the collegium system was thwarted by the Supreme Court recently.

Nov 19, 2015, 11:59 AM IST

Public view won't fetch what it's supposed to: AG on collegium

Asked if NJAC Act that has been struck down can be amended to make it acceptable to the Supreme Court, Rohatgi said "undoubtedly yes".

Nov 06, 2015, 23:26 PM IST

Govt favours consultative process in judges' appointment

The government's stand came in the wake of apex court's November 3 order seeking suggestion for improving the working of the collegium.

Nov 05, 2015, 21:49 PM IST

Supreme Court seeks public opinion on collegium system of appointing judges

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended till November 13 the time for inviting suggestions to make the functioning of collegium system transparent.

Nov 05, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

It's a killing job as an SC judge: Justice Khehar

Justice Khehar said that it is a fact that 20 years will be too tough for a person to be a judge and "they have to stop somewhere".

Nov 03, 2015, 21:30 PM IST

There can't be wholesale changes in the collegium system: SC

Leading the suggestions on behalf of the Centre, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi harped on the need for greater transparency and accountability in the collegium system of appointment.

Nov 03, 2015, 20:21 PM IST

Hearing in SC on improving collegium system underway

The Centre on Tuesday gave suggestions on improving the collegium system of appointing higher judges to SC.

Nov 03, 2015, 09:12 AM IST

NJAC: Somnath wants govt to set things right without feuding with judiciary

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Sunday deprecated attempts by the Supreme Court to "arrogate all powers" in appointments to higher courts. 

Oct 25, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

No confrontation with judiciary; govt to obey SC order on NJAC: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the SC decision on NJAC would not lead to any confrontation between the government and the judiciary.

Oct 24, 2015, 10:00 AM IST

DNA: Analysis of Supreme Court's judgment on the NJAC controversy

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Friday struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act holding its constitutionally unvalid.

Oct 16, 2015, 23:02 PM IST

Collegium system of judges appointment opaque: Chelameswar J

The Collegium system of judges appointment is "opaque" which needs "transparency", Supreme Court judge Justice J Chelameswar on Friday said.

Oct 16, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

SC taking suggestions on collegium system shows 'something wrong': Prasad

The Supreme Court's willingness to take suggestions on improving the collegium system to appoint judges to the higher judiciary shows that there was "something wrong" in that process, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday.

Oct 16, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

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Oct 16, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

SC rules NJAC 'unconstitutional', upholds collegium system to appoint judges

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Friday struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act holding its constitutionally unvalid.

Oct 16, 2015, 11:05 AM IST