The Collegium system of judicial appointments is here to stay. The Supreme Court today declared the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), and the Constitutional amendments involved, to be in violation of the Constitution of India.
Justice Khehar began the pronouncement by thanking all the counsels who appeared in the case.The judge noted that that there were three components in the judgment - recusal, reference to a larger Bench, and the decision itself.
Dismissing the claim for reference, the judge went on . . .
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