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.
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