Supreme Court refuses to accept rejection of judges by the Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to accept rejection of 43 names by Centre recommended by its Collegium for appointment of High Court judges.

Published: 18th November 2016 01:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2016 01:25 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to accept rejection of 43 names by Centre recommended by its Collegium for appointment of High Court judges.

The Centre had informed the apex court on November 11 that it has returned over half the names recommended to it for appointment as high court judges by the Collegium of judges headed by Supreme Court chief justice Tirath Singh Thakur.

Out of the 77 names recommended to the government, 34 judges were cleared for appointment. The remaining 43 names were returned.

Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi had told the top court that the Collegium is yet to respond to the draft Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) that the Centre had submitted to it on August 7 this year.

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