Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha: Kiren Rijiju said that the government is moving towards reforms on the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and High Courts.
Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha : Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has given a statement regarding the collegium system in the Rajya Sabha. In response to a question during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Kiren Rijiju said that the government received suggestions from different sources on the lack of transparency, fairness and social diversity in the collegium system. Is.
Kiren Rijiju said that the government is moving towards reforms on the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and High Courts. Kiren Rijiju said that he has received these suggestions along with the request for reforms regarding the appointment of judges.
Government working on reforms
Referring to the suggestion to reform the collegium system, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said in the Rajya Sabha that in order to make the collegium system more comprehensive, based, transparent, accountable and fair, the government on April 13, 2015, brought the Constitution (Ninety Nine Amendment) ) Act, 2014 and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014.
However, both the Acts were repealed after the challenge. Kiren Rijiju said that 154 proposals for appointment of judges in the High Courts received on December 16 are under process of the government. He informed that the recommendations of the High Court Collegium for 179 vacancies in the High Courts are yet to be received.