• 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.

Government’s Action

the government has recently rejected some of the names put forth by the collegium, citing a number of reasons. These include:

  1. The candidate being gay, and potentially not being able to give impartial judgement in matters related to the LGBT community
  2. The candidate’s partner being a foreign national who has been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  3. The candidate sharing anti-Modi posts on social media
Govt Rejects GAY candidate from judge position, SC-Collegium discloses the bias in public

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.

Way forward

  • 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.