No end to tussle between judiciary and centre

The centre had recently told the court that out of the 77 names proposed 34 were cleared while the remaining 43 were being sent back to the collegium

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New Delhi, Nov 19: There appears to be no end to the tussle between the centre and the judiciary. The Supreme Court while putting its foot down said that the 43 names of judges for high courts will be reconsidered by the centre.

The centre had recently told the court that out of the 77 names proposed 34 were cleared while the remaining 43 were being sent back to the collegium.

Tussle between judiciary and centre

The Supreme Court was, however, not amused and said that the 43 names were being sent back to the centre for reconsideration.

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While reminding the centre of the rules, the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur said under the Memorandum of Procedure, if the collegium reiterates for the second time the names of judges, then the centre is bound to forward the same to the President of India for appointment.

"We will give you three weeks time," the Bench said. The Bench further stated that after the meeting of the collegium they were reiterating all the names. "You are bound to accept the names for the second time and forward the same to the President," the Supreme Court also observed.

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