Judicial appointments: Issues regarding memorandum of procedure to be resolved in 2 weeks, says CJI

Chief justice T.S. Thakur said there were still few points which were being sorted out by the judiciary and the executive


In October last year, the Supreme Court struck down a law and a constitutional amendment seeking to set up a six-member panel for judicial appointments which would include the law minister and two eminent persons.
In October last year, the Supreme Court struck down a law and a constitutional amendment seeking to set up a six-member panel for judicial appointments which would include the law minister and two eminent persons.

New Delhi: All differences between the executive and the judiciary on the memorandum of procedure for judicial appointments are likely to be resolved in the next two weeks, chief justice T. S. Thakur said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 2nd J.S. Verma Memorial Lecture, Thakur said that there were still a few points which were being sorted out by the judiciary and the executive.

The memorandum of procedure, a document framed by the government, lays down the process for judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and high courts.

The Supreme Court collegium—the chief justice and four senior-most judges of the court—had not agreed to certain provisions in the memorandum of procedure for judicial appointments.

In October last year, the Supreme Court struck down a law and a constitutional amendment seeking to set up a six-member panel for judicial appointments which would include the law minister and two eminent persons.

In December 2015, the court asked the government to finalize the memorandum of procedure after incorporating suggestions from the chief justice of India.

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