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Appointment of judges

In India appointment of judges is shrouded in secrecy. It is time to make it open.
The names of judges who are to be appointed to the Supreme Court and High Courts should be made public. Committees should be appointed to discuss the appointments. For Supreme Court judges a committee comprising members of Lok Sabha should be appointed. Anyone who has objection to the appointment should mention in to the committee. The candidate should be given an opportunity to defend himself or herself. Similarly for High Court judges a committee comprising members of Legislative Assembly of the state should be appointed and procedure followed. Judges should be appointed after the committee clears appointments.
There is talk of corruption in the judiciary. Some allegations are open. Once a judge is appointed it is very difficult to remove him or her. It is better and required that people know who are going to be the judges.
The process of removal of judges should be short. Once the required number of MPs sign the petition for removal the judge should be notified and called to appear before House, Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha, within 15 days. If that House votes two third for the removal the next House must vote within a week.
Live telecast of court proceedings should be allowed. Exemption may be made when victim’s identity needs to be protected.
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  1. yes it is right that the person who is going to b judge must be publically announced. the reason is that peole will come to know about him and as our country is democratic country it must come in public domain…. even in case of district court judges same thing should be done. because justice must be impartial…..

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