Explained: How the Supreme Court judges are appointed

What is the news? Recently, the appointment of 9 judges takes the Supreme Court (SC) strength to 33, of whom 4 are women. What are the age criteria for Judges? The age of retirement is 65 years for SC judges and 62 for HC judges, unlike in the United States, where Supreme Court judges serve… Continue reading Explained: How the Supreme Court judges are appointed

It is time to end judicial feudalism in India

Source: The Hindu and Indian Express Relevance – To understand the working of Collegium Synopsis: Recent breaking of deadlock between collegium and GoI is a welcome step. We should take it further to cut on judicial hierarchy. Introduction: Recently, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India recommended nine names for appointment as… Continue reading It is time to end judicial feudalism in India

387 ‘Moplah martyrs’ to be removed from dictionary

Source: The Hindu What is the News? A three-member panel has recommended the removal of Malabar Rebellion leaders Variamkunnath Kunhamed Haji, Ali Musaliar and 387 other ‘Moplah martyrs’ from the Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle. Click Here to Read about Malabar Rebellion What is the issue? The Government of India had set up… Continue reading 387 ‘Moplah martyrs’ to be removed from dictionary

Collegium’s list of recommendations to Supreme Court breaks a deadlock — and leaves a trace

Source:  Indian Express Relevance: To understand the issue of deadlock in judicial appointments Synopsis: The main problem behind the judicial appointment process is its opaqueness. No reasons are given for the choice of those selected or left out. This was not always so. Introduction Recently, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV… Continue reading Collegium’s list of recommendations to Supreme Court breaks a deadlock — and leaves a trace

Undermining Justice

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express and TOI Relevance: To understand the collegium system and Tribunals. Synopsis: Indian judiciary has come a long way from the decade of ’70s where politics began to influence the Judiciary. With the arrival of tribunals, further Judicial reforms were expected. However, Judiciary is facing numerous problems. Judicial appointments and collegium… Continue reading Undermining Justice

The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise

Introduction The Collegium System was introduced in response to the executive interference in judicial appointments. However, this system has failed to protect judicial appointments from executive interference. It is due to the reasons like Post-retirement appointments of judges. At present, the collegium comprises of CJI (Chief Justice of India) and 4 senior-most judges of the… Continue reading The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise

Collegium system

News:President has appointed four new judges to the Supreme Court taking its strength to 34 which is the highest-ever. Facts: About Collegium system: The Collegium System is a system under which appointments/elevation of judges to the Supreme Court and transfers of judges of the High Courts are decided by a forum of the Chief Justice… Continue reading Collegium system