Government not postman but stakeholder in appointment of judges: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he would look into the issue of appointment of some more judges in the Calcutta High Court.

Published: 04th December 2019 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2019 02:29 PM   |  A+A-

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asserted that the government will not be a postman on the issue of appointment of judges but be a stakeholder and have a say on it.

Prasad said there is a process while appointing judges of high courts and the Supreme Court and a collegium of senior judges recommends names to the government for appointment of judges.

"In the appointment of judges, we are a stakeholder. We are not a postman and we will have a say," he said during Question Hour.

Responding to a request of Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee, the minister said he would look into the issue of appointment of some more judges in the Calcutta High Court.

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