NEPOTISM IN COLLEGIUM SYSTEM: NEED FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
By Pratiksha Chouhan & Akanksha Pancholi
The collegium system is the system for appointment of judges by a selected team of judges. It is the system which came from the British bureaucracy and caught its root in Indian judiciary system. This system is also known as the typical system which increases the nepotism in the intelligible judiciary office. This article is written for the purpose to understand that what kind of inadequacy exists in our collegium system and how badly it affects the free and fair appointment of judges. The article also describes the kind of changes that are required in the collegium system or will it be better to remove it and appoint an independent body for the appointment and transfer of the judges. Further this article also explores the critical views of the judges and advocates about the collegium system as well as the leading cases which gave rise to collegium system.
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