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5W1H: Retired Justice Kailash Gambhir writes to President over HC judges' elevation to SC

Retired judge of the Delhi High Court Justice Kailash Gambhir has written to President Ram Nath Kovind, objecting to the decision of a collegium that recommended the elevation of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dinesh Maheshwari to the Supreme Court.

Jan 16, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

Maid's child can never be a judge: Upendra Kushwaha attacks SC collegium, calls it blot on democracy

"Will you accept any system where the Chief Minister himself appoints the next chief minister," questioned the Union Minister

Jun 06, 2018, 12:21 PM IST

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

In a first, collegium recommends woman lawyer Indu Malhotra for SC judgeship

The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the name of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the apex court, sources said today.

Jan 11, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

Will have last say on recommendations on national security: SC Collegium

Since January last, the government and the apex court are trying to finalise the memorandum of procedure -- a document to guide appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.

Mar 17, 2017, 22:06 PM IST

Supreme Court collegium reiterated 37 names out of 43 returned to it, Government informs Lok Sabha

Out of the 43 names returned to it by the government for reconsideration, the Supreme Court collegium has "reiterated" its recommendation for 37, deferred three proposals while three other names are still with it, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Nov 23, 2016, 23:14 PM IST

Supreme Court agrees to hear Gujarat bar association's plea in January

The Supreme Court collegium on November 18 had rejected the Centre`s plea for "reconsideration" of 43 names recommended for appointment as judges in various high courts.

Nov 22, 2016, 12:04 PM IST

Judges appointment: SC tells Centre to reconsider 43 names recommended by its Collegium

In a setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to accept rejection of 43 names by the NDA government that were recommended by its collegium in connection with appointment of judges in various high courts. 

Nov 18, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear plea on appointment of judges

Out of the 77 names recommended to the government, 34 judges have been cleared for appointment. 

Nov 18, 2016, 08:41 AM IST

We will sort it out, says CJI after SC judge dubs collegium system 'opaque', 'non-transparent'

Justice Thakur's brief response came when he was asked about Justice J Chelameswar's refusal to take part in Collegium meetings on the grounds they were functioning in an "opaque" and "non-transparent" manner.

Sep 03, 2016, 20:39 PM IST

Supreme Court judge Justice Chelameswar skips collegium meet, seeks transparency in judges' appointments

The judiciary has been locked in a bitter face-off with the Centre over the appointment of judges.

Sep 03, 2016, 09:37 AM IST

Government forwards 78 names to Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as HC judges

With high courts facing a shortage of 470 judges, the government has forwarded to the Supreme Court Collegium names of 78 persons from state judicial services and the bar recommended by various state collegium's for appointment as judges.

Jul 11, 2016, 19:50 PM IST

SC to pronounce order on collegium's improved, transparent working

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its order on improving the functioning of the collegium and bringing transparency in the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary including the apex court.

Dec 15, 2015, 23:21 PM IST

Collegium system faces task to fill over 400 vacancies in High Courts

 With the collegium system staging a comeback after a gap of six months, it has its task cut out -- to fill over 400 vacancies in high courts and appointing full-time chief justices in eight states.

Oct 18, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

Provide list of 'improper' appointments of judges made by collegium: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the centre to provide it a list of appointments of judges, which were not proper, made by the collegium during the last two decades.

Jun 09, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

SC questions govt on revisiting 1993 verdict on collegium

The Supreme Court today grilled the government over the demand for revisiting its 1993 judgement that brought in the collegium system giving primacy to the Chief Justice of India in appointments to higher judiciary and wanted to know how the new Appointments Commission will not "impinge" upon judiciary's independence.

May 05, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

Govt returns names of four additional judges to collegium

On a day the government brought in a new law ending the collegium system, it also sent back recommendations of the panel headed by Chief Justice of India for appointment of four additional judges to the Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh high courts.

Apr 14, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

Anil Kumar Sinha appointed new CBI director

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday appointed Anil Sinha as the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He will take over from Ranjit Sinha who retired today.

Dec 03, 2014, 00:09 AM IST

SC refuses to entertain petitions challenging judges appointment bill

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.

Aug 25, 2014, 12:14 PM IST

SC to hear PILs challenging Constitution amendment bill to end collegium

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the petitions challenging 121st Constitutional amendment scrapping collegium system for appointment of judges judges to the apex court and the high courts.

Aug 21, 2014, 11:22 AM IST