SCBA President said- Collegium is not interested in good people, CJI’s answer always chooses good ones. SCBA President said – Collegium is not interested in good people, CJI’s answer always chooses good
Digital Desk, New Delhi. Senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Vikas Singh on Friday left no stone unturned to criticize the collegium system, and stressed that every high court in the country should have a fair number of women judges. needed. Chief Justice of India U U Lalit, who was sharing the stage with him, retorted that the collegium system is the best.
Speaking at the farewell of Supreme Court Judge Justice Indira Banerjee, Singh said, “With the retirement of Indira Banerjee, we will miss a very good judge.” When she came, we found three female judges. There was a time when we also had four women judges and now we are again reduced to three women judges.
I request the Chief Justice of India not only to fill at least two or three vacancies in the Apex Court, but also to ensure that every High Court of the country has an appropriate number of women judges. Singh also said that, today the strength of women judge in Patna High Court is zero and there are many good lawyers practicing in our court, who are willing to go there and they don’t have any women lawyers to be promoted. Can go Unfortunately, because of the collegium system we are following today. The collegium system is not interested in getting good people, hence there is no progress.
The Chief Justice began his speech by smilingly responding to Singh’s remarks on the collegium system, while speaking at the valedictory function organized by the SCBA. To begin with, I must say that the collegium always picks the best people.
Justice Banerjee said, I am very happy to retire, I have worked for 20 and a half years. He further said, when I had time, I did not have money and when I earned money, I did not have time. Now the time has come when I will have time and money as I will get my pension. He said that one of his predecessors, Justice L.N. Rao had said that it would be better to have a longer tenure in the Supreme Court because when they start protesting, they have to say goodbye.
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