The Predicament of the Collegium
The complete composition of the collegium continues to run into rough weather
The collegium system of appointment of judges is once again in the news. The union government, through Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju and the Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, has been making its displeasure about the system public in the last few weeks. Moreover, the somewhat unintelligible, if not preposterous, suggestion has also come from the union law minister that the government should have a representative in a screening committee that sends the names to the judges in the first place.