Transparent and public: Supreme Court to now post online why judges are appointed or rejected
By Team Legistify / 2017-10-07

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Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court A P Shah on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court collegium’s decision to place its decisions in the public domain, saying that “transparency” is required in the “process of appointment” of judges to the higher judiciary.

Justice Shah told The Indian Express that the collegium should “ideally” make the decisions public “at the stage when the High Court makes the recommendation, or before it takes up the matter”.  He said: “It is a good step and I welcome this. But what is the impact of this? Any decision is going to be published. So what is the transparency here? At the most, they are giving the reasons behind it. The decision is already taken. Where the transparency is required is the process of appointment.

The decision should be made public on the website, ideally, at the stage when the High Court makes the recommendation, or before the collegium takes up the matter. (The) process of selection must become transparent — about how you appoint and how you select.”

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