Seniority bogs down judicial appointments

  1. In a sharp criticism of the highest judiciary, the Centre said – there is no place for merit.
  2. Mukul Rohtagi gave the examples of apex courts in countries such as the USA where the Chief Justice was the youngest among the sitting judges.
  3. Wording of Section 5 (1) of the NJAC Act seems vague.
  4. The provision dealing with the appointment of the Chief Justice of India says the senior-most judge would be appointed CJI, provided he is “fit.”
  5. “What does fit mean here? Does this mean a person is suitable if he is fit or strong?”
Judicial Appointments Conundrum Pre-NJAC Verdict
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