What is the News? The Union Minister for Law and Justice has informed Parliament about the proposal on setting up of All India Judicial Services. What is All India Judicial Services(AIJS)? AIJS is a national-level recruitment process for district judges on the lines of the Union Public Services Commission proposed by the Central government to… Continue reading Only 2 states, two HCs are for all-India judicial service: Union Law Ministry
News: Recently, the Supreme Court collegium recommended the transfer of the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court to the Meghalaya High Court. It also recommended the transfer of the senior-most judge of the Allahabad High Court to the Madras High Court. These transfers raise certain questions. What does the constitution say about the transfer… Continue reading A routine matter or a punishment post?
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
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
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
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
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
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