Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017
National Judicial Appointments Commission NJAC was a proposed body which would have been responsible for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India. As per the amended provisions of the constitution, the Commission would have consisted of the following six persons:.
As per the amended constitution, the functions of the Commission would have included the following:. The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, , had laid down the following procedures for the selection of the Judges of the higher judiciary. However, this must be according to the knowledge one possess rather than the age. The Commission shall recommend names of persons on the basis of their ability, merit and other criteria specified in the regulations. The Commission shall not recommend a person for appointment if any two of its members do not agree to such recommendation.
The ability, merit and other criteria of suitability as specified in the regulations would also be considered.
In both cases, the Chief Justice of the High Court shall consult two senior most judges of that High Court and any other judges and advocates as specified in the regulations. The Commission shall elicit the views of the Governor and Chief Minister of the state before making recommendations.
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The Commission shall not recommend a person for appointment if any two members of the Commission do not agree to such recommendation. The validity of the constitutional amendment act and the NJAC Act were challenged by certain lawyers, lawyer associations and groups before the Supreme Court of India through public interest litigation writ petitions.
In a collective order, on 16 October the Supreme Court by a majority of struck down the NJAC Act, meant to replace the two-decade old collegium system of judges appointing judges in the higher judiciary.
On 3 November the Supreme Court upheld that it is open to bringing greater transparency in the collegium system within the following existing four parameters, with opinions from both the parties petitioners who challenged the NJAC and the government.
On 19 November the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the Supreme Court that the central government will not prepare a draft memorandum for judicial appointments contrary to committed earlier and suggested the same to be done through a judgement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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