Poll| Can collegium system ensure transparency in judges’ appointment?
The Supreme Court on Friday struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and restored the Collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary. Will this move ensure transparency in appointments?india Updated: Oct 16, 2015 14:04 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday declared the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) “unconstitutional” and restored the collegium system of appointing judges in the higher judiciary.
A constitution bench headed by Justice JS Khehar gave a majority ruling that the NJAC was against the independence of the judiciary and the basic structure of the Constitution.
The apex court also said it will consider the introduction of measures to improve the existing collegium system. The issue will be heard on November 3.
Now that the Collegium system has got a fresh lease of life, do you think it can ensure transparency in judges’ appointments in future? Vote and let us know.
First Published: Oct 16, 2015 13:23 IST