The NJAC and an unconventional constitutional convention

by Akhil Deo

The Supreme Court of India(SC) has finished hearing arguments on the constitutional validity of the 99th Amendment to the Constitution which introduces the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) replacing the existing collegium system. One of the issues for consideration, which  this note will focus on, is whether or not giving primacy to the recommendation of the Chief Justice in the matter of appointments to the judiciary should be regarded as a constitutional convention.

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