The tenure of the previous chief justices of India revealed a lack of consensus among the collegium members. The new chief justice needs to take this seriously, along with other judicial issues that need to be addressed urgently to restore the credibility of the Supreme Court.
The Tamil Nadu government has accepted the proposal of the Madras High Court to promote 49 civil judges to the rank of District Judge on temporary basis, in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service in existing vacancies earmarked under the 65 percent quota.
The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting has approved the proposal for elevation of judicial officers and advocates as judges for the High Courts -- Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, Gujarat, Allahabad and Kerala.
There is a need for a revision in the appointment criteria to include Judges from lower courts as well, in separate category, for being eligible for appointment as Judges of the Supreme Court at one point in their careers.
The President of National Lawyers Campaign Mr. Mathews J Nedumpara on Thursday, wrote an open letter addressing to the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi along with Chief Justice of India Mr. S.A. Bobde against decision of recommending 17 names for appointment as judges of the Rajasthan High Court.
“The Company (Devas) fraudulently raised foreign investment of Rs 579 crore and subsequently illegally transferred 85% of the investment out of India to its subsidiary in USA in the guise of investment and services fees etc,” the ED investigation revealed.