SC to first decide on composition of bench that should hear NJAC case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would first decide the “vital” question as to the composition of the Constitution Bench that should hear the challenge to the validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC).
A bench led by Justice JS Khehar decided to first hear the arguments regarding the judges who should hear the matter after certain objections were raised over possible bias and conflict of interest.
“This cannot go on forever. It is a vital issue and we will first decide who among us (judges) should hear this matter,” said the bench, fixing the matter for arguments on Wednesday.
The arguments witnessed contentions as to whether those who are in the reckoning of becoming the Chief Justice of India; who are part of the collegium or who would become the members of the NJAC should recuse themselves from hearing this matter.
The NJAC has to replace the collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary.
Source:: Indian Express