Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the court that 3,500 representations have come in pursuance to the notice on the Ministry's website soliciting inputs on improving the revived collegium system.
The people who have made representations include former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya who said that the terms of appointment of judges should include a clause that if the prospective judges give wrong information about their education and other requisites, they should be removed without getting into the rigours of impeachment proceedings.
The Apex Court will today commence hearing on the suggestions of the people from all walks of society as to how the transparency and accountability can be improved in the collegium system.
Govindacharya has said that in case the person who has been selected by the collegium is related to any present or former judge, senior advocate or politician, then that person should not be a part of appointment process, to negate possibility of conflict of interest.
At the Apex Court's invitation to the public for suggestions to improve the collegium system, a large chunk of respondents have advocated written tests followed by interview for selection of judges.

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