"...Parliament shall have the power within parameters of the Constitution to govern the criteria and process for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the High Courts," Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said in a written reply.
    
Ten members had asked the government whether it proposes to 'review' the National Judicial Appointments Act, 2014 after the SC struck down the law on October 16. They had also sought details of the proposed 'follow up' action after the Apex Court verdict.
    
Gowda said after the order, the collegium system of appointment of judges has been again declared as operational. As the Supreme Court considers introduction of 'appropriate measures' to improve the working of collegium system, the government has submitted its suggestions for the same, he said.
    
"The government has taken the stand that it reserves its liberty to take such action as it may decide fit and nothing in the suggestions made by the government or participation in the proceedings ought to be construed as the government being stopped from such action," he said.

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