January 2, 2019
Kalyan Banerjee asks a Question on vacancies in lower judiciary
Madam, the Hon. Law Minister has stated in his (written) reply in serial number 4; and just now he has given an (oral) reply.
Madam, I wish to inform the House that this suo moto case was taken up by the then Hon. Chief Justice Khehar’s bench. We have opposed that because All India Judicial Services will be a contravention of Article 233 of the Constitution of India and it will really hit the general structure of the country itself. The matter is pending before the Supreme Court itself. The matter has not been taken up.
I have a question that when the matter is sub-judice, when the matter is pending before the Supreme Court, why the Hon. Law Minister is selling the idea of All India Judicial Services all around the country and also not filling up the vacancies, especially at Calcutta High Court, when the collegium has already recommended the names of the judges of Calcutta High Court?