- GS-2: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary
Context: The Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana’s tenure is drawing to an end in a few days. The Ramana Collegium has been particularly successful. Meeting frequently and working quickly, they took the perennial problem of judicial vacancies by its horns and turned it around.
- The collegium, as a united front, was able to recommend numerous judicial appointments and scripted history by getting nine Supreme Court judges appointed in one go.
- Of the nine, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, is in line to be the first woman CJI in 2027.
Mains Practice Question – Does collegium system clash with doctrine of checks and balances? Comment.
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