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Appointment of Judges: Note With Prime Minister’s Office

The NDA government wants both the Centre and State to have a say in recommending candidates for appointment to the higher judiciary.

Published: 22nd March 2016 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2016 05:06 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The draft memorandum of procedure for facilitating the appointment of Supreme Court and High Court judges by the collegium has reached the Prime Minister’s Office for approval before being handed over to the Chief Justice.

The NDA government wants both the Centre and State governments to have a say in recommending candidates for appointment to the higher judiciary.

The revised draft memorandum of procedure, which was recently approved by an inter-ministerial group, has been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office by the Ministry of Law and Justice for clearance. It will now be sent to the Chief Justice of India for final approval.

The draft also states that any dissent note to a recommendation to appoint or elevate a judge should be mandatorily shared with the executive. The government has decided not to bring the collegium appointments under RTI’s ambit as it apprehends it could lead to a flood of applications from aspirants and “interested parties” seeking file notings and other details.



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