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Collegium clears names of 5 HC chief justices

Justices Mohammed Rafiq and Ravi Ranjan have been appointed as chief justices of Meghalaya and Jharkhand respectively.
The Supreme Court collegium on Tuesday cleared appointments of chief justices to the high courts of Meghalaya and Jharkhand.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court collegium on Tuesday cleared appointments of chief justices to the high courts of Meghalaya and Jharkhand.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 02:03 AM IST
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Collegium clears 4 names for HC judges despite objections

Armed with Intelligence Bureau reports, the Supreme Court collegium, comprising the top three judges of the Supreme Court, passed a resolution clearing the appointment of the advocates.
The Supreme Court collegium on Friday brushed aside the government objections against four Karnataka advocates and cleared their names for appointment as judges of the Karnataka High court.(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
The Supreme Court collegium on Friday brushed aside the government objections against four Karnataka advocates and cleared their names for appointment as judges of the Karnataka High court.(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 02:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

SC Collegium recommends names of chief justices of 4 HCs

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended to the Centre the names f four high court judges for their appointment as chief justices of the high courts of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana.
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended names of four high court judges for their appointment as chief justices of the high courts of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended names of four high court judges for their appointment as chief justices of the high courts of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 13, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Centre sends back 2 names for rethink by SC collegium

Last April, the Centre returned a file recommending justice KM Joseph’s appointment, which was first cleared by the collegium in January 2018.
This is not the first disagreement between the government and the judiciary over the appointment of judges.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
This is not the first disagreement between the government and the judiciary over the appointment of judges.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2019 08:25 AM IST
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RTI information on judges’ promotion could do damage, Attorney General tells Supreme Court

A five-judge SC bench is hearing an appeal by the top court’s registry against a 2010 Delhi high court judgment that held that the Chief Justice of India (CJI)’s office is a “public authority”.
RTI disclosure of Collegium’s working deleterious: AG to SC(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
RTI disclosure of Collegium’s working deleterious: AG to SC(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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Justice Lokur disappointed Supreme Court collegium call not made public

Justice Lokur took part in the collegium meeting that approved the names of Delhi HC chief justice Rajender Menon and chief justice of the Rajasthan high court Pardeep Nandrajog for elevation to the apex court.
Retired Supreme Court justice Madan Lokur said on(PTI)
Retired Supreme Court justice Madan Lokur said on(PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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Collegium approves Delhi, Karnataka chief justices as apex court judges

The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names of Chief Justice of Karnataka high court Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi high court for appointment as judges of the Supreme Court.
Published on Jan 11, 2019 11:34 PM IST
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Clear collegium picks, raise retirement age to 70, says Justice Joseph

Appointment of judges to the Supreme Court of India should be cleared by the government within two weeks and to high courts within three months, justice Kurien Joseph of the Supreme Court of India says.
At the conference on the backlog of cases in the judicial system, justice Joseph expressed concern over the delays that have characterised appointments to the higher judiciary.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
At the conference on the backlog of cases in the judicial system, justice Joseph expressed concern over the delays that have characterised appointments to the higher judiciary.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByAshok Bagriya

Collegium recommends KM Joseph’s name as Supreme Court judge again

Appointments of judges to the top court have been stuck over the contentious elevation of Joseph. The collegium first cleared Joseph’s name for elevation in January 2018. The government sat over the recommendation for over four months and returned his file on April 26.
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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Collegium likely to push KM Joseph’s name as Supreme Court judge again

The move comes almost three months after the government sent back KM Joseph’s name to the five-member collegium, which recommends names for appointment to the top court, for reconsideration.
The government returned the recommendation of KM Joseph’s elevation to the Supreme Court on the grounds that it would increase the number of judges from the Kerala high court to two while many other high courts do not have any representation in the top court.(HT File Photo)
The government returned the recommendation of KM Joseph’s elevation to the Supreme Court on the grounds that it would increase the number of judges from the Kerala high court to two while many other high courts do not have any representation in the top court.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 07:44 AM IST
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SC collegium to meet today on Justice KM Joseph’s elevation issue

The meeting of the Collegium was expected to take place on Wednesday but Justice Chelameswar was on leave.
File photo of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 08:11 AM IST
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SC collegium recommends 2 names for appointment as permanent judges in Allahabad HC

The collegium took up the matter related to justices Krishna Singh and Rajiv Lochan Mehrotra considering that they were set to retire in July and June this year respectively.
A view of an illuminated Allahabad High Court in Allahabad.(PTI File Photo)
A view of an illuminated Allahabad High Court in Allahabad.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 07:41 PM IST
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CJI Dipak Misra sets up bench to hear Congress plea on rejection of motion seeking his removal

Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde, NV Ramana, Arun Mishra and AK Goel will hear the petition. The bench does not have the five senior most judges of the court, including CJI Misra .
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra addressing at the inauguration of the National Law Day in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra addressing at the inauguration of the National Law Day in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2018 11:28 PM IST
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Govt not tolerant of judicial assertion, says Kapil Sibal

Sibal says NJAC would’ve made judiciary ‘another arm of govt’; executive appointing judges in no-collegium era of 1970s is incomparable with today’s ‘assertive’ regime.
Former Union minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal says when governments don’t have a full majority, judicial space expands.(PTI File Photo)
Former Union minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal says when governments don’t have a full majority, judicial space expands.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 11:32 PM IST
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No precedent of govt returning collegium’s recommendation: Justice Kurian Joseph

Justice Kurian Joseph said more detailed discussions should take place on the matter.
File photo of Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph at a press conference in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
File photo of Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph at a press conference in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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Centre seeks 6-month notice by collegium, draws Supreme Court’s wrath

The bench, of Justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta told the attorney general that the Centre’s argument about the collegium recommending just a few names did not give the government the liberty to sit over names sent long back.
The Centre and the Supreme Court Collegium are locked in a stand-off over a three-month-old recommendation by the collegium on the appointment of chief justices of five high court.(AP)
The Centre and the Supreme Court Collegium are locked in a stand-off over a three-month-old recommendation by the collegium on the appointment of chief justices of five high court.(AP)
Updated on May 04, 2018 11:25 PM IST
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Collegium, roster row: The CJI must act

When the country’s executive was found wanting, the judiciary stepped in — this resulted in complaint about judicial overreach but that’s another story — but no institution is equipped to fill the breach caused by the issues in the Supreme Court.
With both the government and the Supreme Court locked in their respective positions, the resolution of one problem seems unclear. The Chief Justice of India’s repeated reinforcement of his position as “master of the roster” makes the resolution of the other equally unclear(PTI)
With both the government and the Supreme Court locked in their respective positions, the resolution of one problem seems unclear. The Chief Justice of India’s repeated reinforcement of his position as “master of the roster” makes the resolution of the other equally unclear(PTI)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 06:35 PM IST
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India must evolve a new system to appoint judges

The collegium system raises serious doubts on transparency in the judicial appointment process. The new system should ensure independence, reflect diversity, demonstrate professional competence and integrity. It also needs to establish a body which is objective in the selection process.
The time is ripe to seek a reference or clarification from the Supreme Court of India itself on the issue of the role of the President of India in appointment of judges in the higher judiciary.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The time is ripe to seek a reference or clarification from the Supreme Court of India itself on the issue of the role of the President of India in appointment of judges in the higher judiciary.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 01:13 PM IST
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