The Supreme Court has passed an order dated 05.11.2015 in which it has noted that a number of suggestions relating to the Collegium system have already been received. However, as several parties are yet to offer suggestions, the Court has granted time till 17.00 hours on 13.11.2015 to enable everyone to offer suggestions.
Pursuant to the directions of the Court, the Department of Justice has put in place a mechanism for this purpose. The suggestions which have already been offered have been neatly classified four categories, being Transperency, Collegium Secretariat, Eligibility Criteria and Complaints.
All fresh suggestions are required to be made in one of the four categories stated above. The Department of Justice has also set out the email address to which the said suggestions are required to be sent.
It may be noted that the AIFTP has already filed comprehensive suggestions in the matter. Further, the AIFTP was duly represented by Counsel during the hearing of the matter by the Supreme Court.
Department of Justice
Ministry of Law and Justice
As per the direction of the Supreme Court of India vide order dated November 5, 2015 in the matter of Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and Anr. Versus Union of India (WV Petition (s) (Civil) No(s). 13/2015), a Public Notice is hereby issued seeking suggestion from all those who may desire to make contribution for improving the working of Collegium System for appointment as Judges of High Courts and Supreme Court. A copy of the order of the Supreme Court is available on the website of Department of Justice (www.doj.gov.in). The suggestions are invited from the public on or before 1700 hours on 13/11/2015. Suggestions may be made in the four categories i.e. Transparency, Collegium Secretariat, Eligibility Criteria and Complaints. Reference may be made to the suggestions already hosted on the above website.
JOINT SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA