Q. Consider the following statements regarding tenure of judges:
1.The Constitution has not fixed the tenure of a judge of the Supreme Court.
2.He can be removed from his office by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Constitution has not fixed the tenure of a judge of the Supreme Court. However, it makes the following three provisions in this regard:

  • He holds office until he attains the age of 65 years. Any question regarding his age is to be determined by such authority and in such manner as provided by Parliament.
  • He can resign his office by writing to the president.
  • He can be removed from his office by the President on the recommendation of the Parliament.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity