The present mode of selection of judges for the higher courts in India by the Supreme Court collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is clearly flawed The selection of judges for the Supreme Court has come under the scanner in recent times. With the squabble over Justice PD Dinakaran’s selection, the inherent defects in the collegium and judges’ selection process have been exposed to public glare.
An honest and equitable judiciary builds the basic foundation for progress of the entire nation in a democratic society. Complete transparency in the process of selection of judges is extremely essential for the restoration of public trust in the judicial system.
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