Current Affairs


  1. The Supreme Court Collegium has refused to accept the government’s rejection of 43 names of the 77 it had hand-picked for judicial appointments in High Courts.
  2. The appointments of 34 names were done by the government.
  3. The Supreme Court informed the government that it had reiterated every one of 43 names that was sent back by the Centre to Collegium for re-consideration.
  4. The government is now on a sticky wicket as the new Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) is yet to be finalised and the prevalent procedure is that once the Collegium reiterates the names sent back to them, the government is bound to accept them and clear them for appointment as judges.
  5. The government sent back the names after Chief Justice Thakur told the Centre to send back names in case of any difference of opinion rather than keep the entire process of judicial appointments hanging.
  6. The government’s submissions had come in the background of a tongue-lashing it received from the Chief Justice, who accused the government of trying to choke justice by not appointing judges and locking courtrooms en masse.