Supreme Court collegium rejects Govt’s no to 43 names for judges in high courts

On November 11, the Centre had informed the Supreme Court it had returned the 43 names for reconsideration.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2016 9:00 am
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The Supreme Court Friday said its collegium has refused to accept the government’s rejection of 43 names it had recommended for different high courts. “We (collegium) have already met. We have reiterated all the 43 names sent to us,” Chief Justice T S Thakur told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. The Attorney General expressed ignorance about the latest development, saying “I am not aware about it”.

On November 11, the Centre had informed the Supreme Court it had returned the 43 names for reconsideration.

The bench headed by the CJI was hearing a bunch of petitions relating to delay in appointment of judges. At an earlier hearing, the bench had asked the Centre if it wanted the entire judicial system to be “locked out”. It had also said it would not tolerate “logjam in judges’ appointment” and would intervene to “fasten accountability as the justice delivery system is collapsing”.

With the collegium reiterating all 43 names and since the old Memorandum of Procedure is still in place, the Centre has no option but to make the appointments once the collegium reiterates the names sent back to it.

The Supreme Court has taken the Centre to task for sitting on files for appointments to various high courts, pointing out that the collegium has been very careful in clearing names for appointments as judges in high courts.

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    Amit Kumar
    Nov 19, 2016 at 5:04 am
    All those who are against the government in this issue, do not realize that Judiciary is the only profession where corruption can not be stopped even if a government has 2/3rd majority in both houses. Unlike ALL other people and professionals.
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      Amit Kumar
      Nov 19, 2016 at 5:00 am
      Government should make public the reason for the rejection of the names to shame the Judiciary.
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        PN badri
        Nov 19, 2016 at 6:33 am
        Modi government fight with judiciary is unwarranted and we need collegium to stop/encroaching by corrupt political leaders interference to uphold justice.
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          Bijan Mohanty
          Nov 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm
          Welcome move by the Apex court.
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            Joseph R Stephen
            Nov 19, 2016 at 3:26 am
            It is shocking uneducated politicians who have not even pased 12th std are dictating who should be JUDGE.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The government should accept the strongest recommendations of the Supreme court Judges and Chief Justice.
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              Joseph R Stephen
              Nov 19, 2016 at 3:28 am
              The supreme court should also have arrested the Government officials for a day to send message to uneducated politicians that their interference in JUDICIAL WORK will not be tolerated.
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                Kes
                Nov 19, 2016 at 6:55 am
                Govt had given reasons for each of the 43 names that it did not approve. By insisting on all 43 names again, the Collegium has only proved that its non-transparent method of selecting judges is highly suspect. Is Demonetization playing a role here?
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                  Ramakrishnan Kinattukara
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 11:06 am
                  Except slaves of the congress first family everybody knows the collegium has not been provided in the Consution.
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