Understanding the Collegium System in India

  • Sapna Kumari
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  • Sapna Kumari

    Student at Amity Law School, Amity University Patna, India

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The Collegium System in India has been a topic of debate and controversy since its inception. Proponents argue that it ensures the independence of the judiciary and prevents political interference in the appointment and transfer of judges, while critics argue that it is undemocratic and lacks transparency. This research paper aims to examine the impact of the Collegium System on the independence of the judiciary in India. The paper analyses the history and evolution of the Collegium System, the criteria used for the selection and appointment of judges, and the transparency of the system. The paper also examines the criticisms of the Collegium System and proposes potential reforms. The research findings suggest that while the Collegium System has ensured the independence of the judiciary, it has also faced criticism for its lack of transparency and accountability. The paper concludes with recommendations for reforms to make the Collegium System more transparent and accountable, while also maintaining the independence of the judiciary.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 3104 - 3112

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114752

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