Reference to commission for filling up vaccancies
A) existing vacancies – do days of notification
B) new vacancy – six months advance notice to NJAC
C) death/ resignation – referred to NJAC with in 30 days of its occurrence.
Selection of SC judges
CJI – seniority and fitness
What is fit to hold office is not defined
Other judges – ability , merit and other criteria specified in regulations
How merit is determined?
Veto power of members
They are sought from Chief Justice of HC
Consultation of CJ of HC with senior most judges
Views of the governor and CM
Power of president to ask for reconsideration.
6. – CJI and 2 senior most judges + law minister + 2 eminent persons
Appointed by a committee consisting of CJI, PM and leader of opposition in LS.