Government studying Supreme Court's verdict to select judges

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NEW DELHI: The government is examining a separate order authored by two judges when the Supreme Court convicted Justice CS Karnan for contempt of court as part of its consultations for revising the guidelines for appointing high court judges.
Justices Jasti Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi, part of a seven-member bench that convicted then Calcutta HC judge Karnan, had underlined the “need to revisit the process of selection and appointment of judges” in their separate order dated July 4, 2017.

It said the case highlighted two key issues. First, there is a need to revisit the process of selection and appointment of judges to the constitutional courts. Second, the need to set up appropriate legal regime to deal with situations where the conduct of a judge of a constitutional court requires corrective measures — other than impeachment — to be taken.

The judgement is being examined by the government in its consultation pertaining to revised Memorandum of…

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