Need a rethink on collegium system: Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rij

Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday recommended there’s a must rethink the collegium system to expedite the method of appointment in increased judiciary as there are considerations concerning the current course of.

He mentioned appointments in increased judiciary are “pending”, however “not due to the law minister but due to the system”.

“There is a need to think about the collegium system so that appointments in higher judiciary can be accelerated,” he mentioned, talking because the chief visitor on the inauguration of two-day Union of India Counsel (West Zone) Conference on ‘Emerging Legal Issues-2022’ at Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Later when reporters requested him about his remarks, he mentioned, “The system which is in place is causing trouble and everyone knows it. Further discussion will be held about what and how it has to be done. I put my views in front of everyone where judges, law officers and invitees were there.”

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Supreme Court decide Justice Ajay Rastogi, Rajasthan High Court performing Chief Justice MM Srivastava, Gujarat HC Chief Justice Arvind Kumar and Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta additionally expressed their views within the inaugural session of the workshop.

Rijiju mentioned, “If such issues are taken up in such conferences then people present come to know what’s there in the mind of the law minister and what the government is thinking. I have expressed my views and I have also listened to their views.” He mentioned he raised the difficulty in Udaipur as a number of “appointments in Rajasthan High Court have to be done and they are pending”.

“The appointments are pending not due to the law minister but due to the system and that’s why I have put forth (my views) in front of you,” he mentioned.


Supreme Court judges within the latest previous have raised the difficulty of “delay” within the authorities clearing the names recommended by the collegium for appointments in increased judiciary.


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