The Constitution Bench of Supreme Court on 16 October 2015 upheld the collegium system and struck down the NJAC as unconstitutional by 4:1 majority. Thus the efforts of the government to get a foothold in the appointment of judges were thwarted. Courts of law are the last resort of hope for justice to the public in our country. The government is the main litigant in the majority of cases. In such a situation, the government should not have a hand in the selection of judges. We see how some of the main institutions are working to the whims of the government.
In recent times, the judges are making certain comments on the government and the officials while delivering the judgments. These comments are good as long as they remain within permissible limits. These comments help the common man to understand many things about the functioning of the government and the officials. The Chief Justice of India asked the judges to see that their comments are within limits.
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Nominations are always biased by the individual judgement and appointment of people on such high levels just by nomination does not seem to be a logical approach. I would prefer these nominations to be based on the entrance exam and the merit.
Knowledge is power.
Generally, written tests will be there for the selection of junior positions but for senior positions, it is by interview or by past record and performance. So asking them to appear for a written test may not be correct. I feel the present system is ok and can be continued. somehow, based on the performance in a written test appointing a judge is not appearing reasonable for me.