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NJAC striked down by Supreme Court.

NJAC striked down by Supreme Court.

All, India, News, Politics
In a historic ruling that the primacy of the judiciary in judges’ appointments was embedded in the basic structure of the Constitution, the Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional an amendment to validate the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, which had contemplated a significant role for the executive in appointing judges in the higher judiciary. Effectively sealing the fate of the proposed system, which was unanimously passed by both Houses of parliament, a five-judge Constitution Bench ruled with a 4:1 majority that judges’ appointments shall continue to be made by the Collegium system in which the Chief Justice of India will have “the last word”. The 20-year-old collegium system prescribes appointment of judges by a panel comprising five seniormost judges...