CJI RM Lodha favours wider dialogue to select judges

New Delhi, April 27: New Chief Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha on Sunday said he favoured much wider consultations involving judges outside the collegium and senior members of the bar in the appointment of judges.

Speaking to the media after taking oath as chief justice, Lodha said he was writing to chief justices of high courts to involve three more senior most judges outside the collegium and three senior most lawyers of impeccable integrity in the process.

Chief Justice Lodha addressed several questions including allegations of sexual harassment against retired judges.

"Everything that is not good for the society is not good for the judiciary," he said.


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