Need to rethink collegiate appointment system, suggests Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju – The New Indian Express

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JAIPUR: Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju suggested on Saturday that there is a need to redesign the college system to speed up the appointment process in the upper judiciary, as there are concerns about the existing process .

He said senior judicial appointments are “pending”, but “not due to the Minister of Justice but to the system”.

“There is a need to reflect on the collegiate system in order to expedite appointments in the upper judiciary,” he said, speaking as a keynote speaker at the inauguration of the two-day conference of Union of India Counsel (Western Zone) on ‘Emerging Legal Issues-2022’ in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Later, when asked by reporters about his remarks, he said, “The system in place is causing problems and everyone knows that. There will be more discussions about what to do and how. J I presented my point of view to everyone where judges, court officers and guests were.

Supreme Court Justice Ajay Rastogi, Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court MM Srivastava, Gujarat Chief Justice HC Arvind Kumar and Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta also expressed their views during the inaugural session of the workshop.

Rijiju said: “If such issues are discussed at such conferences, those present come to know what is on the mind of the Minister of Justice and what the government thinks. I expressed my point of view and I also listened to their point of view.”

He said he raised the issue in Udaipur as several “Rajasthan High Court appointments are to be made and they are pending”.

“The appointments are pending not because of the Minister of Justice but because of the system and that’s why I put (my point of view) before you,” he said.

Supreme Court justices recently raised the issue of the government’s “delay” in allowing college-suggested names for senior judicial appointments.

The NDA government had tried in 2014 to change the system for appointing judges.

The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act passed in 2014 would have granted a major role to the executive in the appointment of judges to the upper judiciary.

But it was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2015.

Rijiju also said on Saturday that additional solicitors general would be appointed in all high courts so that the Indian government can be effectively represented.

He said the country’s courts are being digitized which will help people get information about their cases.

He also said that the government was taking effective measures to improve the infrastructure of high courts and lower courts.

He also said the government was working to establish a law academy.

He said 4.85 million cases are pending in the country and the judiciary must work effectively to address this pending.

Speaking as a special guest, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, SP Baghel said that there will be brainstorming at this conference, from which will emerge concrete decisions on strengthening democracy and its institutions.

The event opened with a special video message from Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

JAIPUR: Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju suggested on Saturday that there is a need to redesign the college system to speed up the appointment process in the upper judiciary, as there are concerns about the existing process . He said senior judicial appointments are “pending”, but “not due to the Minister of Justice but to the system”. “There is a need to reflect on the collegiate system in order to expedite appointments in the upper judiciary,” he said, speaking as a keynote speaker at the inauguration of the two-day conference of Union of India Counsel (Western Zone) on ‘Emerging Legal Issues-2022’ in Udaipur, Rajasthan. problems and everyone knows it. Further discussions will take place on what to do and how. I explained my point of view to everyone. where were judges, court officers and guests.” Supreme Court Justice Ajay Rastogi, Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Rajasthan MM Srivastava, Chief Justice of Gujarat HC Arvind Kumar and Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta also expressed their views during the inaugural session of the workshop. Rijiju said: “If such issues are discussed at such conferences, those present come to know what is in the mind of the Minister of Justice and what the government thinks. I expressed my point of view and I also listened to their point of view. He said he raised the issue in Udaipur as several “Rajasthan High Court appointments have to be made and they are pending”. “The appointments are pending not because of the Minister of Justice but because of the system and that’s why I put (my view) before you,” he said. Supreme Court justices recently raised the issue of the government’s ‘delay’ in clearing the names suggested by the college for senior judicial appointments. The NDA government had tried in 2014 to change the system for appointing judges. The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act passed in 2014 would have given a major role to the executive in appointing judges to the upper bench.But it was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2015. Rijiju also said on Saturday that additional solicitors general would be appointed in all upper courts so that the government t Indian can be effectively represented. He said the country’s courts are being digitized which will help people get information about their cases. He also said that the government was taking effective measures to improve the infrastructure of high courts and lower courts. He also said the government was working to establish a law academy. He said 4.85 million cases are pending in the country and the judiciary must work effectively to address this pending. Speaking as a special guest, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, SP Baghel said that there will be brainstorming at this conference, from which will emerge concrete decisions on strengthening democracy and its institutions. The event opened with a special video message from Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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