“We don’t need a certificate from anyone on earth,” a bench comprising justices Arun K Mishra and U U Lalit said.
PTI reported that the plea was filed by National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms which demanded an independent body of executive and judiciary to select Judges to the higher judiciary was needed, as those talented amongst a vast majority of lawyers were never considered by the collegium for selection as Judges.
“We are dismissing it. We see no merit in this petition …Your ideas may be good or bad, we are not commenting. But what all you are asking cannot be done without quashing certain constitutional provisions,” the bench said.
However, the plea said that the selection of kith and kin of serving and former judges and senior advocates as Judges in higher judiciary should and must stop.