JUDGES APPOINTMENT

  • Mamata wants Governors to follow state government's advice in HC judge appointments September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee's communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to...
  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointment Bill passed by Parliament last week, now faces a challenge in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Government begins consultation on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday started the consultation process on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill seeking to change the collegium system. The meeting was called by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi and eminent jurists. The meeting was...
  • Live: Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in Lok Sabha September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: 3:55 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram speaks on rupee, economy in the Lok Sabha. He says rupee has overshot its true value, Correction in rupee will take place and a number of measures are being taken to ensure it finds its correct value. On economy, he says it...
  • Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to be extended by a day: Sources September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to be extended by a day sources said on Thursday. The Cabinet Committe on Parliamentary Affairs is expected to meet today to decide on the extension of the session. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had on Wednesday indicated that the session may...
  • Rajya Sabha is likely to discuss Judges Appointment Bill today September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is expected to take up the Judges Appointments Bill on Thursday which seeks to put an end to the complex system of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and the High Courts. The Bill first introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday aims to set...
  • Govt seeks greater say in appointment of judges April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government reportedly wants to have a greater say in the appointment of judges. A Cabinet note circulated by the Law Ministry proposed to scrap the present collegium system by replacing it with a Judicial Appointments Commission headed by the Chief Justice of India with the Law Minister...
  • Govt for alternative system for appointment of judges: Ashwani Kumar March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Government will shortly bring a legislation for an alternative system for appointment of judges to replace the present mechanism where a collegium of judges has a larger say in such decisions, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Monday. Consultations were on with political parties to evolve a consensus,...
  • Govt looks for newer methods for appointing judges October 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Government may have a fresh look at the method of appointment of judges to higher judiciary and would not like to see that any tainted person becoming a judge, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Wednesday. At the same time, he refused to be drawn into a...