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

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 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)