Supreme Court

Transparency in Collegium system.

SC11kbSUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Re: Transparency in Collegium system.

The Chief Justice of India proposed the following Agenda for consideration by the Collegium:

“DECISION ON UPLOADING OF COLLEGIUM’S RESOLUTIONS WITH REASONS, ON EACH CANDIDATE FOR ELEVATION AS JUDGE OF HIGH COURT, CHIEF JUSTICE OF HIGH COURT OR AS JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT OR TRANSFER ON THE SUPREME COURT’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ENSURING TRANSPARENCY OF COLLEGIUM SYSTEM”.

The Collegium has resolved:

THAT the decisions henceforth taken by the Collegium indicating the reasons shall be put on the website of the Supreme Court, when the recommendation(s) is/are sent to the
Government of India, with regard to the cases relating to initial elevation to the High Court Bench, confirmation as permanent Judge(s) of the High Court, elevation to the post of Chief Justice of High Court, transfer of High Court Chief Justices / Judges and

elevation to the Supreme Court, because on each occasion the material which is considered by the Collegium is different. The Resolution is passed to ensure transparency and yet maintain confidentiality in the Collegium system.

( Dipak Misra ), CJI.
( J.Chelameswar ), J.
( Ranjan Gogoi ), J.
( Madan B. Lokur ), J.
( Kurian Joseph ), J.

New Delhi,
October 03, 2017