Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 30, 20212021-10-30T11:19:46+05:30 2021-10-30T11:19:46+05:30In: Polity What is Collegium system? SC questions over delay in clearing collegium recommendations. current affairslegislaturepolity Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-30T11:26:46+05:30Added an answer on October 30, 2021 at 11:26 am Context: The Supreme Court questioned the government about the delay in clearing collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts. The Collegium system It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the Supreme Court, and not by an Act of Parliament or by a provision of the Constitution. Under the system, the collegium decides the following: Appointments and elevations of judges and lawyers to the Supreme Court and the High. Transfer of judges to High Courts and the Apex court. Composition of Collegium The Supreme Court collegium is headed by the Chief Justice of India and comprises four other senior-most judges of the court. The procedure CJI and SC Judges: The President of India appoints the CJI and the other SC judges. CJI: the outgoing CJI recommends his successor. SC Judges: For other judges of the apex court, the proposal is initiated by the CJI and recommended by the collegium of CJI and 4 senior-most judges. Chief Justice of HC: The Chief Justice of High Courts is appointed as per the policy of having Chief Justices from outside the respective States. The collegium takes the call on the elevation. Chief Justice of India in consultation with 2 senior-most judges recommend its appointment. HC Judge: The proposal, however, is initiated by the Chief Justice of the High Court. The recommendation is sent to the Chief Minister, who advises the Governor to send the proposal to the Union Law Minister. The complete material would then be forwarded to the Chief Justice of India for his advice. The Chief Justice of India would, in consultation with the two senior-most Judges of the Supreme Court, form his opinion in regard to a person to be recommended for appointment to the High Court. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?
The Supreme Court questioned the government about the delay in clearing collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts.
The Collegium system
Composition of Collegium
The Supreme Court collegium is headed by the Chief Justice of India and comprises four other senior-most judges of the court.