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Judicial Vacancies in High Courts

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  • April 3, 2021
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Judicial Vacancies in High Courts

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Constitution; Judiciary 

In news

  • The SC has asked the government to clarify on the status of 55 recommendations made by the Collegium for judicial appointments to High Courts 

Important value additions 

Appointment of Judges

  • Article 124(2): President of India Shall appoint the judges after consultation with such number of Judges of the SC/HC as he deems necessary. For appointment of any Judge of SC (other than CJI), the CJI must be consulted.
  • The three Judges case of 1981, 1993 & 1998 has formalised the collegium system for the purpose of consultation.
  • The collegium for appointing SC judge consists of the CJI and 4 senior-most judges of SC.
  • Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) was set up after the Third Judge Case of 1998 to provide the process of how the Collegium would recommend names to the Executive.
  • The President of India can either accept the recommendation or send it back for reconsideration. The reconsidered advice must be accepted by the President.

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