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Centre bids adieu to Collegium system

The Centre on Monday notified the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, 2014 and the Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 to bring changes in the existing system for the appointments of Supreme Court and High Courts Judges. Earlier, on August 13-14, 2014, the Bills including “The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty First Amendment) Bill, 2014” and “The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014” were passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively.

“Accordingly, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014, the Centre has decided that the Act should come into force on April 13, 2015,” ministry statement read. “The Acts provide for a transparent and broad-based process of selection of Judges of the Supreme Court (SC) and High Courts (HC) by the NJAC.
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