Judges Will Pick Judges | Judge Appointment Issue

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) had “complete political backing” and had the support of both the Parliament and the people. “NJAC was not brought suddenly. There was 100% political consensus on the bill,” Prasad said. In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court today declared the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) as unconstitutional. NJAC was meant to replace the two-decade old collegium system of judges appointing judges in higher judiciary. The old system of collegium will be restored. The Centre had attempted to replace the 22-year-old court-framed collegium system of appointment and transfer of judges of high courts and the Supreme Court with the NJAC through a constitutional amendment and ratification by a majority of state legislatures. Scrapping the collegium system, the Centre had brought in the NJAC which comprised six members including the Chief Justice of India, two of his next senior most colleagues, the Union law minister and two eminent members who would have three-year term in the NJAC. The two will be nominated by a committee of the Chief Justice, the Prime Minister and the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha.

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