Q. Why is this in news?
A. The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended to the government nine names for appointment as judges in the court, and in the process, scripted history by naming Karnataka High Court judge B.V. Nagarathna, who may become India’s first woman CJI a few years from now.
Q. What are the Key Recommendations?
Q. Who appoints judges to the SC?
A. In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the appointments are made by the President of India.
Q. What is the Eligibility to become a Supreme Court judge?
A. The norms relating to the eligibility has been envisaged in the Article 124 of the Indian
Q. Is the collegium’s recommendation final and binding?
A. The collegium sends its final recommendation to the President of India for approval. The President can either accept it or reject it. In the case it is rejected, the recommendation comes back to the collegium. If the collegium reiterates its recommendation to the President, then he/she is bound by that recommendation.
Q. What are the Common criticism made against the Collegium system?