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Government can't be stopped from notifying the NJAC, SC told

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 10: The central government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the government could not be restrained from notifying the constitutiol amendment and the law for replacing the existing collegium system by NJAC for the appointment of judges to the apex court and the High Courts. “I am rigorously contesting the application for stay (on constitutiol amendment and the tiol Judicial Appointments Commission Act 2014). Is it that government does not have powers to notify the will of the people”, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court bench of Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Madan B. Lokur. The attorney general said this to the bench constituted to hear a batch of petitions challenging validity of the Constitution (Ninety Ninth Amendment) Act, 2014, that provides for setting up the tiol Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) and for ebling statute the tiol Judicial Appointment Commission Act, 2014.

The Advocate-on-Record Association, NGO Change India and Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), senior counsel and former additiol Solicitor General of India Bishwajit Bhattacharyya, senior counsel Bhim Singh and R.K. Kapoor and advocate Manohar Lal Sharma have challenged the NJAC. (IANS)

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