Judges' seniority getting affected because of pick and choose by government from Collegium recommendations: Supreme Court

The top court lamented that the tortuous process of appointment was resulting in the best of first generation lawyers declining to be part of the bench.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Abhay S Oka
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Abhay S Oka

The Supreme Court on Monday observed that the Central government picking and choosing persons from the names recommended by the Collegium for judgeship, was affecting the seniority of judges [The Advocates Association Bengaluru vs Barun Mitra & anr].

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