Center told when will it approve the proposal of collegium for Supreme Court judges
During the hearing, Advocate Prashant Bhushan raised the question and said that the Central Government is not stamping the names which were re-sent by the Collegium. During this, Advocate Amit Pal said that the Judiciary is being continuously attacked by the people of the government. The court said that we have become used to seeing all this. The Supreme Court has fixed the date of February 13 for the next hearing. During the last hearing on January 6, the Supreme Court was told by the central government that it would follow the timeline recommended by the Collegium for the appointment of judges. The Center had told the Supreme Court that out of the recommended names, 44 names would be sent to the Supreme Court after completing the process in two to three days. By filing an application in the Supreme Court, it has been said that the Center takes time to clear the recommendation of the Collegium.
A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice SK Kaul asked Venkataramani what happened to the five names recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as Supreme Court justices. On this, the Attorney General had said that this matter should be postponed a little. He had said that he has some inputs and there might be some difference of opinion. The Bench said that as far as the recommendation of five names as Supreme Court Justices is concerned, the Attorney General had said that the matter should be deferred as he was looking into the matter. During this, the Attorney General said that the timeline fixed by the Supreme Court for the appointment will be followed. They have instructions from the government that the time line will be followed.