Need for reform

Print edition : August 19, 2016

Outside the Supreme Court after a five-judge bench held the 99th Amendment Act and the NJAC Act, 2014 "unconstitutional and void". Photo: V. Sudershan

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Law and Justice. Whether the executive or the judiciary has primacy in the matter of judicial appointments has been the moot point. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

A formal procedural framework to select judges, guaranteeing openness and transparency, is necessary to counter the trust deficit affecting the collegium system.
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