CJI opposes move to make internal matters public


“The discussions in the collegium cannot be made public. The candidates are sitting chief justices. It is not a departmental promotion, where we grade the abilities of the judge. It is not a DPC(departmental Promotion Committee) meeting. Supreme Court judges are appointed from among the judges of the high court, mainly chief justices.

“In the discussion, sometimes comments are made against judges, but we do not record the minutes. This is because it could adversely affect the image and integrity of the judge. The judge in question will continue as chief justice, we only consider if he is to be elevated or not.

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