The National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 and the Constitution (Ninety Ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 notified, collegium system of appointing judges comes to an end

On 13.04.2015, the Ministry of Law and Justice notified the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 (NJAC Act) and the Constitution (Ninety Ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 for bringing in a change in the existing system for appointment of Judges in Supreme Court and High Courts.

The NJAC Act provides for a transparent and broad-based process of selection of Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts by the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) which will be chaired by the Chief Justice of India. NJAC which frame it’s own regulations will also include two senior most Judges of the Supreme Court, the Union Minister of Law and Justice, two eminent persons to be nominated by a committee of the Prime Minister of India, the Chief Justice of India, and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People, or if there is no Leader of the Opposition, then the Leader of the single largest Opposition Party in the House of the People. The NJAC Act provides that one of the eminent persons shall be nominated from amongst persons belonging to the Scheduled Caste, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities or Women.

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