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SC dismisses PIL seeking mechanism other than collegium for judges' appointment

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 12:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on having a mechanism other than collegium for the appointment of judges.

A PIL was filed in the apex court by National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms, seeking a new mechanism for the appointment of judges in High Courts and the Supreme Court.

The top court also dismissed a plea seeking formation of a separate committee for appointment of the Supreme Court and High Courts' judges.

A lawyers' association had filed this plea seeking transparency in judicial appointments. The court stated that the demand for a committee may not be constitutionally tenable and the Union Government is already preparing an Memorandum of Procedure (MOP) in this regard. (ANI)