SC judges appointed on impression, not performance: Justice Chelameswar, navyamedia

SC judges appointed on impression, not performance: Justice Chelameswar

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Supreme Court Justice J Chelameswar stressed on the need to bring more transparency in the appointment process of Supreme Court judges. He further said the elevation of the High Court judge to the Supreme Court is done on their impression rather than on their performance.

Justice Chelameswar also said the one responsible for the selection process should put “assessment on record” to “eliminate most of the problems”.

He then said such assessment is hardly done today. Generally, the assessment goes by impression, he added.