Q.20 The Collegium-a novel mechanism-was devised to ensure that, “the opinion of the Chief Justice of India is not merely his individual opinion, but an opinion formed collectively by a body of men at the apex level in the judiciary.” In light of this, assess the role played by the Collegium in preserving the independence of the judiciary and also mention the issues with it. (15 Marks)

“Mentor’s Comments” https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/judges-appointment-what-is-the-collegium-systems-role-in-protecting-democracy-7395735/ In the intro, mention the three judges cases. In the body, explain the composition of the Collegium and the backdrop of three judges cases leading to it. Next, discuss how the Collegium system ensures the independence of the judiciary by shielding the selection process from executive interference. In the next part, discuss … Continue reading Q.20 The Collegium-a novel mechanism-was devised to ensure that, “the opinion of the Chief Justice of India is not merely his individual opinion, but an opinion formed collectively by a body of men at the apex level in the judiciary.” In light of this, assess the role played by the Collegium in preserving the independence of the judiciary and also mention the issues with it. (15 Marks)