Rajat Sharma


When the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill for the appointment of Judges had been introduced, except for one member, it was unanimously passed by both the Houses of Parliament as well as twenty State Assemblies. Prior to the NJAC, three commissions had earlier been constituted under the aegis of a notable Judge to usher in comprehensive Judicial reforms in the country and all of them were of the opinion that the existing Collegium system of appointing Judges needed to be replaced. It was a stunning blow today when the apex court quashed the NJAC as being unconstitutional. The NJAC had garnered overwhelming support even from notable jurists. The Supreme Court’s verdict could well put both the Judiciary and the Government on a warring path in the days to come.

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