Law Minister writes to CJI for inclusion of Govt nominees in Collegium system
   Date :17-Jan-2023

Law Minister 
 
 
 
NEW DELHI, 
LAW Minister Kiren Rijiju has written to the Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud for the inclusion of Government nominees in the Collegium system on appointments to the higher judiciary and defended it as a “precise follow-up action” suggested by the apex court while striking down the NJAC Act.
Rijiju’s early January letter to the CJI and the remarks on Monday come amid a tug-of-war between the Government and the judiciary over the process of appointments of judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts. Besides several Union Ministers, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has slammed the 2015 scrapping of the National Judicial Appointment Commission by top court and claimed that the judiciary was encroaching on the domain of the legislature.
The Opposition, however, hit out at the move, with Congress leader Jairam Ramesh saying that while reforms were needed, the Government’s remedy was a “poison pill” for the independent judiciary.