The government has not delayed the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court: Kiren Rijiju | Latest India News


The Center has the option of either accepting the recommendations of the college or returning them for consideration

NEW DELHI: The government deliberately did not withhold any Supreme Court justice nominations and recommended its college to give preference to women and minorities, Union Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju told Rajya Sabha on Thursday. .

“Due diligence should be done when appointing judges as we need to ensure that he is fit to be a judge in the Court,” Rijiju said in response to question from Biju Janata Dal Legislator Prasanna Acharya .

Acharya sought to know the college’s pending recommendations that need to be approved.

Rijiju said some names were with the college and some at different stages with the government. “It’s a well-established process.” He added that he had personally requested the college that while recommending names, preferences could be given to women, backward class people, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Rijiju expressed her joy that out of the 34 judges of the Supreme Court, for the first time, four are women. He added that three of the judges were appointed while he was in office. Rijiju said that out of 1,098 high court judges, 83 are women.

The Center has the option of either accepting the college’s recommendations or returning them for consideration. If the college reiterates the names, the government must appoint them as judges. There is a fixed deadline for making these appointments.


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