Judicial Appointments Commission

Judicial Appointments Commission News

‘If the judiciary is either equal or in a minority, I fear this Bill will be (legally) vulnerable’

This Idea Exchange took place before Parliament approved the new Bill for selection of judges

Politically coloured, legally suspect

The JAC does not address any of the concerns that purportedly plague the collegium.


Justice Lodha’s lament

Why is it that the only voice from the bench is one of anguish? Needed: government-judiciary dialogue.

Change must respect basic structure

Appointments and transfers of judges affect the independence of the judiciary and judicial review.

Judges should dominate panel to pick judges, CJI should head it: Law Commission

AP Shah: Proposes 7-member judicial appointments panel with constitutional support

Judges’ appointment panel priority area: Prasad

Establishment of National Judicial Commission was part of the BJP’s manifesto in the recently-held general elections.


Judges appointments need review: Law Minister

Union Minister for Law and Justice Ashwani Kumar Saturday said a broad consensus was being built to streamline the process of appointment of high court and Supreme Court judges.

Want to take steps to debar criminals from entering politics: Kapil Sibal

Sibal said he is working to build consensus within Congress for necessary measures.

Panel for judges' appointment to get constitutional status as Cabinet gives nod

Several jurists and the BJP had been demanding constitutional status for the panel.

Cabinet nod for constitutional status to JAC

JAC will continue to be headed by the CJI and have five other members.