SC Reserves Verdict on HC Judges List

Published: 26th February 2014 09:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2014 09:15 AM   |  A+A-

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on the dispute involving appointment of judges to the Madras High Court.

Hearing the arguments at length from all sides, a Bench, headed by Justice Chelamseswar, reserved the verdict. Attorney General G E Vahanavati argued on behalf of the Centre and said selection of judges should be the collegium’s prerogative and could not be taken back.

Intervening, the court questioned, “Mr. Attorney, if someone is aggrieved by the recommendations, shouldn’t there be a forum to agitate the issue?.”

The AG had questioned the interim order of the High Court contending that the process of appointment of judges for higher judiciary was beyond the scope of judicial review and said appointment of judges could be taken up only if such appointment lacked the eligibility criteria and process of selection was devoid of consultation by the collegium.

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