A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice JS Khehar asked the Centre to take into consideration suggestions on issues of eligibility, transparency, setting up Secretariat for appointment of judges, redressal of complaints and other issues in the MOP on appointment of judges.
The bench said the MOP on appointment of judges in higher judiciary should be finalised with consultation of the Chief Justice of India (CJI), who will take decision in consultation with complete unanimity of the collegium consisting of four puny (senior) judges.

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While dealing with the eligibility criteria, the judges of High Courts and Supreme Court, the bench also comprising justices J Chelameswar, MB Lokur, Kurian Joseph and AK Goel, said the MOP should take note of describing minimum age which will act as guidance of the collegium and the views of state governments and the Centre should also be taken into account.
Emphasising that transparency is the most important aspect in selection and appointment of judges, the bench said it should be reflected in the proceedings for the appointment and every aspect related to it should be on the website of the Ministry of Law and Justice and the concerned High Court and the Supreme Court.

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