Proper assessment of judges will make system more transparent: Justice Chelameswar

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Written by Kaunain Sheriff M
| New Delhi |
Published: April 10, 2018 2:48:24 am


Justice J Chelameswar at the book launch in New Delhi. (Express File Photo: Anil Sharma)

Pointing out the need to reform the process of appointments made by Supreme Court collegium, Justice J Chelameswar, the most senior judge of the apex court and member of the collegium, on Monday said that the “assessment” of performance of a High Court judge being elevated to the apex court is “hardly done”, and that the assessment “goes by impression”.

Talking “particularly about elevation (of a judge) to Supreme Court”, Justice Chelameswar said, “Generally, the assessment goes by impression – that is why the difficulty. Once the assessment is there, and proceedings are recorded why a particular candidate is being rejected or approved…it will be a…

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