– The Supreme Court once again took down the central government
– The Supreme Court took down the center after Rijiju’s statement that he could not ask the collegium center to approve the names.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court expressed displeasure with the central government over the appointment of judges. The collegium of the Supreme Court has sent names to the central government to fill the vacant posts of judges but it has not been approved or responded to yet, expressing displeasure and again seeking a response from the central government.
A bench of Justices SK Kaul and AS Okani of the Supreme Court said that a guideline had been issued by the three-judge bench asking to complete the process of appointment of judges by appropriate time. Justice Kaul said that it appears that muster has not been passed by the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, but that does not mean that the law cannot be implemented. The collegium system is a law and should be followed by the government.
Two days ago, Union Minister Kiran Rijiju had said that the collegium cannot say that the government approves the names sent by it. If this is the case, the judges should be appointed by the collegium itself. After this statement of the Union Minister, the Supreme Court has also clarified that the Central Government is bound to follow the collegium system and it should follow the rules. Earlier, when the hearing was held, the Supreme Court said that the central government is not approving the names sent by the collegium or if it does not agree with the names, no opinion has been sent.