The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will deliver the Judgment on a batch of petitions challenging the validity of National Judicial Commission (NJAC) Tomorrow . The Bench comprising of Justices J S Khehar, J Chelameswar, MB Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel had reserved the Judgment in July 15, 2015
In April 7, a three-judge bench of the apex court had referred the matter to a five-judge Constitution Bench, the batch of petitions challenging the validity of NJAC Act to replace the two-decade-old Collegium System. Under the old Collegium System, five top judges of the apex court used to recommend the transfer and elevation of judges to the Supreme Court and the 24 High Courts. The NJAC was signed into an Act by President Pranab Mukherjee on December 31, 2014. According to the new act, two eminent persons will be nominated to the NJAC as members by the committee consisting of the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha or the leader of single largest Opposition party. The eminent persons will be nominated for a period of three years and will not be eligible for re-nomination.