Judicial Appointments Conundrum Pre-NJAC Verdict

‘Eminent person’ debate hits NJAC

  1. Can yoga guru Ramdev, conferred cabinet rank by the Haryana government, qualify to be an eminent person for inclusion in the 6-member National Judicial Appointments Commission created to selecting judges?
  2. The 5-judge constitution bench headed by Justice JS Khehar appeared to agree with this reasoning.
  3. The bench said, “We will ask the AG how the NJAC can provide a meaningful role to the judiciary. How can the participants be made accountable?”
  1. Can yoga guru Ramdev, conferred cabinet rank by the Haryana government, qualify to be an eminent person for inclusion in the 6-member National Judicial Appointments Commission created to selecting judges?
  2. The 5-judge constitution bench headed by Justice JS Khehar appeared to agree with this reasoning.
  3. The bench said, “We will ask the AG how the NJAC can provide a meaningful role to the judiciary. How can the participants be made accountable?”