Judicial Appointments Conundrum Pre-NJAC Verdict

No going back on NJAC, says govt

  1. Centre’s argument – Parliament had created NJAC to broad-base the judges’ selection process by including all three organs of governance – judiciary, executive and legislature – instead of leaving it only to judges.
  2. Ram Jethmalani, arguing against said that the SC-devised collegium system protected the independence of judiciary & it had just one flaw – of being non-transparent.
  3. Justice Khehar gave an example, “Parents of a child do look for a groom or a bride for their child. The match works well some times and some times doesn’t. When it doesn’t, it does not mean that the parents have become bad.”
  1. Centre’s argument – Parliament had created NJAC to broad-base the judges’ selection process by including all three organs of governance – judiciary, executive and legislature – instead of leaving it only to judges.
  2. Ram Jethmalani, arguing against said that the SC-devised collegium system protected the independence of judiciary & it had just one flaw – of being non-transparent.
  3. Justice Khehar gave an example, “Parents of a child do look for a groom or a bride for their child. The match works well some times and some times doesn’t. When it doesn’t, it does not mean that the parents have become bad.”