Weekly Current Affairs

SC pulls up Centre for sitting on Collegium list [Polity]

  • In its sharpest-ever attack in open court on the government, the Supreme Court asked whether the Centre intends to bring the entire judiciary to a “grinding halt” by sitting on recommendations of the Collegium for appointment and transfer of judges to High Courts across the country.
  • The CJI cautioned the government that if matters continued in the same vein, the court would be forced to intervene judicially and call for every file of every recommendation forwarded by the Collegium to the government for clearance.
  • Chief Justice Thakur had made an emotional appeal at a convocation last April in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the rising burden of judges due to vacancies and pendency.