Questions of constitutionality: The national judicial appointments commission

Raj Kumar, C. and Gautam, Khagesh (2015) Questions of constitutionality: The national judicial appointments commission. Economic and Political Weekly, 50 (26-27). pp. 42-46. ISSN 00129976

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The National Judicial Appointments Commission system for appointing judges is unconstitutional for four reasons. There is potential for its misuse as appointments to the higher judiciary will be controlled by the executive branch of the government. It suffers from the vice of arbitrariness as there is no way to determine who an "eminent person" is. The veto powers given to any two members also make it susceptible to misuse. Finally, there are concerns about maintaining the independence of the judiciary because the high courts and the Supreme Court examine the validity of actions taken by the executive branch as well as the legislature.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: National judicial | Judicial appointment | Supreme court of India
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 11:51
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 09:53
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