New Delhi, April 8
The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde is holding its scheduled meeting on Thursday to debate potential candidates for appointment of judges in larger judiciary, sources conversant in the event stated.
The CJI, who would superannuate on April 23, has been holding the collegium meeting to debate appointment of judges within the prime court docket and excessive courts, they stated.
The five-member collegium’s scheduled meeting assumes significance within the wake of the truth that President Ram Nath Kovind has formally appointed seniormost choose NV Ramana as the following CJI.
As per the conference, for the reason that President has issued orders of appointment for the following CJI, the outgoing predecessor doesn’t make any suggestions to the Centre for appointment of judges in excessive courts and the apex court docket.
The collegium meeting was scheduled earlier than the issuance of the notification appointing Justice Ramana because the CJI.
The final collegium meeting had taken place within the third week of March, sources stated.
Besides the CJI, the 4 others members to the collegium are Justices NV Ramana, RF Nariman, UU Lalit and AM Khanwilkar.
The collegiums led by Justice Bobde, who took oath because the CJI on November 18, 2019, has not made any advice for appointment of a choose to the apex court docket thus far.
The prime court docket has a sanctioned power of 34 judges and after the retirement of Justice Indu Malhotra lately, the vacancies have gone as much as 5. PTI