Now, judge appointments and transfers by Supreme Court will be made open to public


The Supreme Court of India on Friday announced that for the sake of transparency, judges the process of appointing or transferring judges will now be open to public. Last week, a Collegium headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra reported resolved to frame norms for appointment and transfer of judges. The earlier collegium system of judges appointing judges was strongly criticised by the government, which has often called for transparency and accountability in judicial transfers and appointments. A new tab on the Supreme Court website links to ‘Collegium Resolutions’. A resolution passed by the five senior most judges of the Court…

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