Fri, Nov 06, 2015, 04:31 PM
The Supreme Court has struck down the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) Bill, restoring the old Collegium system of appointing judges. While the SC accepted faults in the Collegium system, it urged the Centre to give suggestions to reform it . But it did not allow the executive to have any part in curtailing the independence of the Judiciary. Moreover, the Centre had no answer to the SC's many questions regarding the composition and powers of the NJAC Bill. With this, the SC decided to strike it off, questioning how a government that has no knowledge of the legal procedures have a say in appointing judges.