NJAC review: SC refuses specific date for hearing plea

 The Supreme Court today refused to give a specific date to hear a plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict striking down the NJAC Act and another related law, which had led to the revival of the collegium system for appointment of judges, saying there was no hurry. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra […]

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HC lashes out at Centre on issue of dearth of judges

 In a scathing attack on the Centre for delaying the appointment of judges, the Calcutta High Court has warned of “appropriate action” if urgent steps are not taken on it, while asking whether the nation could think of the Parliament functioning with half its strength. The “continued silence” of the Centre on appointing judges, despite […]

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“MoP on appointment of judges likely by month end”

The Supreme Court today indicated that it may come out with the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges for higher judiciary by the month end. “We will finalise the MoP may be within this month,” a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana said. The issue of MoP […]

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HC rejects plea challenging appointment of judges

The Delhi High Court has declined to stay the appointment of eight additional judges of the High Court at Hyderabad, having jurisdiction over the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Justice Valmiki J Mehta said the petitioner Tummala Lakshmana Rao should move the High Court of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana at […]

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DHCBA welcomes decision to set up NJC

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) today welcomed the Centre’s decision to form National Judicial Commission for appointment of Judges in the High Court and the Supreme Court of India. “The legal fraternity of India hails the decision of the Union Government to form National Judicial Commission for appointment of Judges in the High […]

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Govt for new mechanism for appointment of judges

A proposal will be considered by the Cabinet today for creating the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), scrapping the current system of appointing judges through the collegiums system of Supreme Court and High Court judges. The proposal provides for a six-member JAC headed by the Chief Justice of India with the law minister and the Opposition leader and two jurists […]

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Madhya Pradesh High Court gets four new Judges

Madhya Pradesh: Four more judges have been appointed for the Madhya Pradesh High court here by taking the total strength to 36 HC Chief Justice S A Bobde administered the oath of office to the new Judges – Justices S R Kakde, M K Mudgal, B D Rathi and B K Paliwal – at a simple […]

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