New Delhi: Collegium nomination system is used for appointment of Supreme Court and High Court Judges. A collegium is an arbitrary body consisting of a panel of judges.
Through this collegium, recommendations for selection and transfer of new judges will be sent to the central government. Based on the recommendation of the collegium, the Ministry of Law issues the notification with the assent of the President. The Central Government also has the right to reject the recommendations of the collegium.
In this case, there has been an allegation that the judges were not properly selected by the collegium and the seat reservation was not followed in the collegium system.
Against this, the Central Government brought the National Commission of Judges in 2015. The Supreme Court overruled it.
And Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju has been constantly opposing the collegium system.
In this case, in the letter written by Minister Kiran Rijiju to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, TY Chandrachut, he said, “The Supreme Court Collegium should have central government representatives and the High Court Collegium should have state government representatives.” If there is to be transparency in the appointment of judges, it is necessary to have government representatives in the collegium. Therefore, the Supreme Court should do the work for that”, he emphasized.