The Central government has told the Rajya Sabha that it has proposed the formation of a Search-cum-Evaluation Committee, having one government nominee, to help both the Supreme Court Collegium, as well as High Court Collegiums, in the appointment of judges
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has termed the statement recently made by former Delhi High Court judge, Justice R.S. Sodhi regarding appointment of judges as being the 'sane' view endorsed by the majority of people in the country
The Centre has notified the transfers of Allahabad High Court Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Rajasthan High Court Justice Satish Kumar Sharma to the Madras High Court and the Madhya Pradesh High Court respectively. The Centre also notified the appointment of three additional judges of the Calcutta High Court.
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.