The court said that the Centre should proceed to make appointment immediately after the apex court collegium recommends the names.
The verdict came after a long legal battle on a plea in which the petitioner had submitted that the Great Indian Bustard is a large bird and finds it difficult to manoeuver easily in flight.
S A Bobde also said that although the coronavirus pandemic has posed challenges in access to justice, it has paved the way for modernising courtrooms.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Friday sent a letter to Justice Bobde, who is set to retire on April 23, seeking his recommendation, the sources said.
The apex bar body, in a resolution adopted during a meeting, termed the letter written by CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat to CJI SA Bobde as a 'malicious attack' on the judiciary.
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All India Progressive Women’s Association, Human Rights Forum, and Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Samiti also objected to the remarks.
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Karat was referring to remarks made during the hearing of a plea filed by a public servant, who is accused of repeatedly raping a girl, against the Bombay High Court February 5 order.
The 14-year-old girl, in her plea, has stated that she was raped by her cousin leading to an unwanted pregnancy. She approached the apex court seeking permission to terminate her 26-week pregnancy.
"We are not forcing you to marry. Let us know if you will, otherwise you will say we are forcing you to marry her,” the CJI said.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, agreed to hear the PIL and sought the responses of the government and others.
The bench said the committee had not been given powers to adjudicate and its role was only to hear the grievances of the parties impacted and report to the court.
The farmers have rejected the Supreme Court panel saying all the four members had backed the contentious laws.
Though both sides agreed on a fresh date for talks, farmer leaders insisted it was merely to avoid blame on not being open to negotiations since the matter is in court.
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Aanchal Sawa said that the apex court registry has provided the diary number to the letter which may be registered and heard as a PIL.