Memorandum of Procedure for judges appointment

Q.  Memorandum of Procedure has been in news in relation to?
- Published on 22 Aug 16

a. Appointment of Judges
b. Revised Standards for International agreements
c. Amendments to procedure followed while conducting business of the Parliament
d. Simplification of process to obtain loan under Start-up India

ANSWER: Appointment of Judges
  • A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by External Affairs Minister have finalized the new Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of Judges.
  • After quashing the proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench had asked the Centre to consult the CJI for drafting the new memorandum for appointments of judges to the higher judiciary.
  • For the first time, it has been asked to include “merit and integrity” as “prime criteria” for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.

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