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Appointment of Judges to Supreme Court

  Oct 14, 2021

Appointment of Judges to Supreme Court

Q Why is it in News  ?

A In recent weeks, the Supreme Court of India’s collegium has been busy. New judges have been appointed to the Court on its advice and long overdue vacancies have been filled up.

Q What is the matter of concern?

A Transparency in appointments

Q What are reasons behind exclusion of some judges ?

The public has right to know

Q What is needed?

A Striking a balance in Separation of Power

As suggested by Dr. Ambedkar

Q  Where does primacy rest?

A . In a transparent Collegium system

This procedure has since been clarified.  But there is, in fact, no actual guidance on how judges are to be selected.

Q What is the issue with NJAC ?

Q How has the collegium performed after NJAC judgement ? 

Q What can be way forward ?