Congress vice-president said that the governor’s pro-active role in the operation of universities infringed upon the power of the govt.
Lodha was speaking at the annual lecture and award function organised by civil society group Capital Foundation Society.
Lodha said if they do not affect the judiciaries institutional independence and integrity then there should be no worry.
He is the first Chief Justice of India to be appointed to the post which is lower in warrant of precedence to the CJI.
Congress state president V M Sudheeran had come out against appointing the ex-CJI as governor.
All India Bar Association chairman Adish C Aggarwala said the government’s move was ill advised and unethical.
PIL proceedings should be transparent, and should let citizens intervene
Last year, former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam got to know about he being designated as the CJI when he received information from Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He said curtailing vacation cannot be done unless lawyers also come forward and agree to get their cases heard during vacation.
A fixed term for CJI is a good idea, but judicial appointments must be more transparent.
Sathasivam added, however, that he would like to point out that under the Lokpal Act, even judges have to apply.
Three-member committee to study global practices, submit report in 3 months.
President Pranab Mukherjee Friday appointed Justice R M Lodha as the next Chief Justice of India. Lodha will assume charge on April 27. “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, Judge of the Supreme […]
The division bench did not stay other parts of the single bench’s observations against Chandy.
On Feb. 18, court had commuted death sentence of the accused to life imprisonment on ground of delay by Centre in deciding their mercy plea.