Another plea in SC challenging validity of NJAC
A petition was on Friday filed in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the NJAC for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary. The petition challenged the legality and constitutional validity of the NJAC Act, 2014 and the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 alleging that it violated the basic structure of the Constitution. The petition, filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation, said that only a full-time body which functions with transparency can make proper appointments and the current NJAC was neither full time nor transparent. The petition filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan said the political executive was not interested in creating an independent full-time body as existed in United Kingdom to select judicial appointees.