Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL against CJI's powers, says he doesn't want 'another reversal of his orders after 24 hours'
Prashant Bhushan referred the PIL challenging the master of roster concept to Chelameswar's bench as the CJI cannot deal with it but the latter denied it saying the reasons were too 'obvious.'
Batting for more transparency in collegium meetings, Justice J Chelameswar today said a proper performance assessment of high court judges for elevation to the top court was hardly done.
Justice Chelameswar had shot off a letter on Martch 21 to the CJI urging him to consider convening a full court to take up the issue of alleged executive interference in judiciary.
Supreme Court judge Justice Chelameswar red flags Centre's interference, asks CJI Dipak Misra to convene full court
Justice Chelameswar, in his letter written on March 21, cautioned that "the bonhomie between the judiciary and the government in any State sounds the death knell to democracy".
Sources said some of the judges are holding informal parleys in a bid to resolve the crisis in the wake of the virtual revolt by the four judges against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra holds talks with them for second time in three days; buys time to consider proposals
The meeting which was held over the issues raised by Justices J Chelamaswar, Kurian Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan B Lokur lasted for 15 minutes and was called by the CJI himself.
Those who alleged that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi used to intervene in judicial matters are now in power, the Sena said, adding her rule seems to be more humane and democratic.
The four sitting judges indicated that there is a lack of communication with the CJI which is why they were forced to go public and express their 'discomfort'.