- The collegium system is the process by which judges in India are appointed, in which a group of senior judges known as the “collegium” puts forth recommendations for appointments to the judiciary.
- government rejected the names of several judges put forth by the collegium system.
the government has recently rejected some of the names put forth by the collegium, citing a number of reasons. These include:
- The candidate being gay, and potentially not being able to give impartial judgement in matters related to the LGBT community
- The candidate’s partner being a foreign national who has been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- The candidate sharing anti-Modi posts on social media
SC’s Counter action
- The Supreme Court of India has now released these objections to the public, leading to a significant amount of public debate and discussion.
- The government is not happy about this “dirty laundry” being aired in public, as it can lead to a loss of public trust in the judiciary.
- Overall, this is a complex issue that requires careful consideration and attention from all stakeholders, including the government, the judiciary, and the public.
- It is crucial that a fair and impartial process for the appointment of judges is maintained, in order to ensure that justice is served for all citizens of India.