05 Sep 2013
New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that a bill providing a say for the appointment of judges in the higher judiciary should be referred to a Parliamentary panel.
13 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance government move to clear the crucial bill on Judicial reforms has got mix reactions from various political parties. While Congress is in tune with the NDA government move, other parties like SP, BSP, TMC, DMK and AIADMK opposed it in Upper House of Parliament.
02 Jan 2015
Mumbai: The Bombay Lawyers Association (BLA) on Friday welcomed establishment of National Judicial Appointment Commission by the Centre for appointment of judges in higher judiciary, replacing the collegium system.
07 Sep 2013
New Delhi: Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday faced an embarrassing situation in the Rajya Sabha and was forced to apologise after a technical error was detected in a Constitutional amendment bill which paves way for the creation on a new system of appointment of judges in the country.
05 Sep 2013
New Delhi: Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday underlined the need to streamline the appointment of judges in the higher judiciary and restore the balance of independence of the high courts.
13 Apr 2015
New Delhi: Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act.
17 Oct 2015
New Delhi: The inclusion of Law Minister as an 'ex-officio member of NJAC' for selection and appointment of judges in higher judiciary came under sharp criticism by the Supreme Court today with the majority view saying that his presence 'impinges upon' the principles of 'independence of judiciary'.
15 Apr 2015
New Delhi: The constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday did not hold the much-awaited hearing on the statutory validity of the controversial National Judicial Appointment Commission Act (NJAC) and the supporting constitutional amendment.
16 Oct 2015
New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today declared as unconstitutional, the law brought by the NDA government to replace the over two-decade-old collegium system of judges appointing judges in the higher judiciary.
17 Dec 2015
New Delhi: With the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill lapsing, the government today indicated that a fresh bill could be brought to change the present system of probing complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.