"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well." -Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Two New Bills to be Introduced

The Hindu reports today that two Bills are due to be tabled shortly. One, to amend the Representation of People Act, 1951 to nullify the SC judgement barring adjudged criminals from contesting elections. SC had withdrawn the concession law had granted to sitting representatives, if found guilty by lower court, not to be disqualified provided an appeal is filed within 90days. 

Second Bill is also with far reaching impact, for better or worse time will tell, abolishing the collegium system of judges appointment. The system is sought to be replaced with a Judicial Appointment Commission. See here for a paper on Judicial Appointment Commission prepared for NAC by a member. The document is sourced form PRS India. 

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