Reply to Law Minister on Judicial Appointments Commission
Please find enclosed the three-page response of the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal to the letter of the union law minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, seeking the party's views on setting the Judicial Appointments Commission.
- India needs a full time broadbased Constitutional body for appointment of judges to High Courts and Supreme Court in a completely transparent manner.
- The Judicial Appointments Commission of the UK provides a model to be followed.
- The Judicial Commission bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the UPA government last year is a bad example to follow.
- The bill drafted by the Committee on Judicial Accountability (a voluntary body of senior Lawyers and retired judges) for setting-up a full time and independent Judicial Appointments commission is the way forward.