Collegium system is to stay
The Supreme Court of India declared National Judicial appointments Commission (NJAC) and constitutional amendments involved , to be in violation of the constitution of India.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the collegium system, which became re-operational with today’s Supreme Court verdict, is not found in the Constitution and is not appropriate as it is an “opaque” system.
The Attorney General said “Appointments will continue to be made in an opaque system where all stakeholders will not have a voice. The collegium system is not found in the Constitution and according to me, the system is not appropriate.”
“Whether collegium system will be changed or not is in the wisdom of the court. But if it needs to be improved, it means it wasn’t correct in the first place,” said the Attorney General while responding to the question that the five-judge bench has posted the matter for further hearing inviting suggestions on improving the collegium system.