Necessary pushback – The Centre should stop seeing judicial appointments as rewards for loyalists

Source: The post is based on the article “Necessary pushback – The Centre should stop seeing judicial appointments as rewards for loyalists” published in The Hindu on 23rd January 2023.

Syllabus: GS 2 – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.

Relevance: About the process of appointing judges.

News: The Supreme Court collegium has pushed back against the Union government’s attempts to block the appointment of some advocates as High Court judges.

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What is the collegium?
Read Here: Explained | The workings of the Supreme Court collegium
What are the three Judge’s Cases?
Must read: The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise
What should be done?
Read more: Check, do not cross – Government should work towards systemic reform; not attack the judiciary
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