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Tag Archives: Chief Justice of India

Justice Misra sworn in as 45th CJI

Justice Dipak Misra was sworn as the 45th Chief Justice of India. Justice Misra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind early morning today. He has succeeded Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar who demitted office earlier on Monday. Chief Justice Misra will preside over the top…

Dipak Misra appointed next CJI

The Union Law Ministry announced on June 8 that Dipak Misra, senior most judge of the Supreme Court, would be the next Chief Justice of India and take over from the incumbent, J S Khehar, on August 27. Misra is 63 years old and may continue till he becomes 65.

CJI: New procedure for appointment of judges soon

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said on Monday that a new procedure for appointing judges to the higher judiciary may be finalized by end-February. He made this observation while hearing a PIL on the openness in the appointment of judges. Earlier in the day, President Pranab Mukherjee had…

Nine names recommended as HC chief justices

The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar is said to have recommended nine names to the government for appointment as regular High Court chief justices. If cleared by the government, this could be the highest number of appointments of chief justices made at once….

Justice Lokur back as SC e-panel head

Two months after then Chief Justice of India T S Thakur substituted him with a retired judge of a high court, Justice Madan B Lokur is back as the judge-in-charge of the SC e-panel. New CJI J S Khehar has reversed the decision of his predecessor, reinstating the fourth senior-most…

Truce between judiciary and executive?

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Wednesday hinted at breaking the stalemate over appointments of judges to the higher judiciary including the Supreme Court which is currently short of eight judges against the approved strength of 31. As senior lawyer Rajeev Dhawan sought urgent hearing of a matter,…

Justice Khehar is high on humanity and humility

Justice J S Khehar will be sworn in today as 44th CJI following the retirement of Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. His appointment comes at a time when the equation between the judiciary and the executive is seen to be out of balance particularly on the issue of appointment of judges….

Govt seen dragging its feet on holding meeting for CBI director appointment

The government is seen dragging its feet on holding the meeting for the appointment of CBI director, which is done by way of three-way consultation between the PM, the leader of the opposition, and the CJI. It is said to be waiting for the retirement of Chief Justice of India…

Appointment of CBI Director delayed: Additional charge to Dutta likely?

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that though the meeting for the selection of next CBI Director is scheduled for 26th November 2016, it appears unlikely to take place. Reportedly, the panel comprising three candidates has not been made as yet which clearly indicates that the Govt may have a plan to…

Bad vibe between PM and CJI

Is there a bad vibe between the PM and the CJI? Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice T S Thakur shared the dais at a function to mark the 50th anniversary of the Delhi High Court. Throughout the 90-minute ceremony, the two men did not speak to each other…

Govt, judiciary may reach sort of understanding on MoP

There is a likelihood of the relationship between the centre and the judiciary getting thawed even as the former has earlier reiterated its stand on a majority of clauses in the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) that would give it a more prominent say in appointments to the higher judiciary. The…

Differences persist between govt and judiciary

Three months after the joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of the high courts, held on April 24, the Centre and the judiciary are yet to resolve their differences over certain items in the minutes of the meeting. As a result, the law ministry has not cleared the…

Govt, SC conflict on MoP escalate

There is no love lost between the government and the Supreme Court. The latter is said to hold its ground on the rejection of several crucial clauses in the government’s draft Memorandum of Procedure for appointment of judges. This is despite External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Union Law…

CJI appeal to function during vacations has few takers

CJI T S Thakur appeal to the courts for continuing their functioning during vacations has not gone completely unheard. While several branches of the judiciary are yet to respond to Thakur, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission appears to be the first institution to have accepted the CJI’s proposal. The…

CJI again brings into focus appointment of judges

A totally avoidable schism is fast developing between the Modi administration and the judiciary. Continuing to express concern over low judge-population ratio in the country, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Sunday said access to justice was a fundamental right and governments cannot afford to deny it to…

Four judges recommended for elevation

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of three High Court Chief Justices and a senior lawyer to the apex court, the first since a new law on appointment of judges to higher judiciary was struck down by the top court. This is the first set of recommendations made…

Centre argues against NCA

After Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur’s emotional speech about the impossible burden of pendency and overwork at a public function attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was the government’s turn on Tuesday to warn the highest judiciary against wasting judicial time on “fruitless” endeavours like entertaining a PIL…

CJI T S Thakur asks HC CJs to recommend names

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has asked Chief Justices of various High Courts to hold meetings of their respective collegiums to recommend names against huge number of long-pending vacancies. As for the vacancies in Supreme Court, the CJI is likely to wait until the revised memorandum of procedure…

IMG send Judges appointment document to PMO

The draft Memorandum of Procedure which would laydown the broad framework to facilitate appointment of Supreme Court and High Court judges by the collegium, has reached the Prime Minister’s Office for approval before being handed over to the CJI. While the draft MoP has been finalised by an inter- ministerial…

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