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Gov't consults on future of collegium system today with top advocates, CJIs & scholars

The central government and its law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad are set to meet in Delhi with a number of advocates today, to discuss the shape of a constitutional amendment on judicial appointments, reported the Times of India.

The panel to give feedback on a possible change to the collegium system includes “former CJIs AM Ahmadi, AS Anand, VN Khare and RC Lahoti; former AGs K Parasaran, Soli Sorabjee and Ashok Desai; eminent lawyers Fali Nariman, Shanti Bhushan, Anil Divan, KK Venugopal and Harish Salve; eminent jurists NR Madhava Menon and Upendra Baxi [and] attorney general Mukul Rohatgi and solicitor general Ranjit Kumar,” according to the TOI.

The previous government's draft Judicial Appointments Commission Bill proposed a panel of the CJI and two Supreme Court judges, the law minister as well as two eminent citizens, who will be nominated by the prime minister, the CJI and the Lok Sabha's Leader of the Opposition - a position currently unfilled.

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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 28 Jul 14, 19:44
Government must hold wide public consultation at every District HQ with We the People and take them into cognizance for prudent plan to implement so as that corrupt, crook, rogue, spineless and shameless persons should not become judges to deny us justice as has been happening in independent India.
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Like +0 Object -0 Satyavadi 29 Jul 14, 18:45
The judges are not from Mars and come from amongst us and reflect our value systems.
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Like +0 Object -0 Babubhai Vaghela Ahmedabad 30 Jul 14, 18:01
Google - Sunil Ahya American Federal Judges - Read the fine screening system followed by USA for appointing & removing Judges compare with the rotten vested interest secret system used by India. Better system properly followed can give us far better judges from among India.
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Like +0 Object -0 2 cents 30 Jul 14, 17:36
Views should also be sought from judges who were not part of the collegium. Not just ex CJIs.
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