Ultimately, it is the government that appoints them on behalf of the president, says N.V. Ramana. In India, the impression that a judge appoints a judge is false. “Finally, we will appoint a judge on behalf of the President of India, the head of our state,” said the Chief Justice of India. Ramana on Monday.
Chief Justice Ramana spoke with Judge Stephen Breyer of the US Supreme Court about “the world’s largest and oldest democratic Supreme Court comparative approach.”
“I have the impression that judges appoint judges in India. That is a wrong impression and I would like to correct it. The appointment follows a long advice process. Talk to many stakeholders. Government agencies are one of the most important stakeholders, “said CJI.
He explained how the state government, the High Court, and the relevant governor would take all action on the candidate after the proposal for the name of justice in the High Court was made. The
The Center will thoroughly check the name before sending the file to the Supreme Court. Next, the three Supreme Court Secretaries of the Supreme Court will consider the proposal based on the opinions of all involved.
They, very importantly, incorporate the opinion of the judge being consulted. This is a Supreme Court judge who is from or has previously worked for the particular Supreme Court whose name is being proposed.
Many may not be aware of this … Universities form their own opinions only after considering a wide variety of opinions from different sources. In most cases, that is the unanimous opinion. I don’t think the selection process will be more democratic.
“Here I would like to emphasize the fact that it is the government that will ultimately appoint a judge on behalf of the President of India, the head of our state,” Ramana, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said in a Webinar.
CJI stated that strengthening people’s trust in the judiciary is a guiding principle.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said the 65-year-old was too young for the Chief Justice to retire.