On Friday, supreme court showed the concern over delayed of appointments of judges in higher judiciary, even after the list of name recommended sent to the centre and the names also reteriated by the apex cout through collegium.

The court further added that the delay in the appointments is the new device for compelling the person whose name recommeded for appoinment to withdraw their consent.

Even after the second repetition of recommendation, only appoinments left to be issued. The bench said justice SK Kaul and Justice AS Oka said that delaying the appoinments is tactics to make the persons to withdraw the names.

The notice issued by bench to the Secretary of Union law Ministry seeking response on delaying appointments to the apex court.

The Bengaluru Association of Advocates filed a lawsuit raising the issue of ‘unusual delays’ in the appointment of High Court judges.

In recent order passed in April, the Supreme Court said that if the university unanimously reiterated its recommendations, the center would have three to four weeks to appoint a judge.

The next hearing date fixed on 28 November.

A three-member college recommending the appointment of Supreme Court justices met on September 7 and passed several HC recommendations.

In February this year, Federal Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said the government had never “deliberately” delayed the appointment of judges. Rijiju also said he urged the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Colleges to prioritize women and people of the underclass, and recommended names for the appointment of judges. It comes months after N V Ramana spoke at an event in December 2021, acknowledging that the government had appointed judges in recent months and asked them to remove some of the outstanding recommendations. I asked the Department of Justice.

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