NJAC Act News

SC refuses urgent listing of plea for review of NJAC verdict

The Supreme Court had struck the NJAC Act and the Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, 2014, leading to the revival of the collegium system of appointment of judges. The NJAC was perceived by some in the legal fraternity as an attempt to interfere with the independence of judiciary.

Parliament has power to govern criteria to appoint judges: Govt

Gowda said after the order, the collegium system of appointment of judges has been again declared as operational.


Across the aisle: The NJAC conundrum

Sober reflection will lead to the conclusion that the predominant role may belong to the Chief Justice of India (and the collegium), but there must be checks and balances and the Executive also must have a role.

NJAC was the people’s will

The most important structure of the Constitution is parliamentary democracy and Parliament represents the will of the sovereign.

Making collegium system better: what the govt could argue

During the hearing of the bunch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had told the five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court that the collegium system was “dead and buried forever”, and wouldn’t be revived even if the Bench quashed the NJAC. Last week, the Bench […]

An imperfect but safer system

The collegium system has been restored. Now, efforts must be made to improve it.


NJAC ruling will not affect judiciary’s ties with executive: CJI Dattu

I have always said that they are all mature people. We do our work and they do theirs. They know how to accept a judgment,” the CJI told The Indian Express.

Arun Jaitley on NJAC verdict: Democracy cannot be 'tyranny of the unelected'

Terming as "erroneous logic" reasons given by a five-judge Constitution bench, Jaitley warned that democracy would be in danger if the "elected are undermined".

Supreme Court strikes down NJAC, revives collegium system

SC strikes down amendment that sought to clip judiciary’s role in appointments, admits collegium system may need changes

The judge who dissented: ‘No accountability, mediocrity or even less promoted, reform overdue’

Primacy of judiciary in appointments not only way to establish independence: Justice Chelameswar.