The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is pleased to announce the next event in the series of Vidhi Dialogues, featuring Justice AP Shah and Mr. Sushant Singh, on “Seniority Convention and Appointments to High Offices”.
With the retirement of Justice Khehar at the end of August, Justice Dipak Misra has been appointed the Chief Justice of India. A Memorandum of Procedure on the appointment of judges, however, is still to be finalised.
General Bipin Rawat was also named the Chief of Army Staff a few months ago, superseding two senior army officers.
These developments give rise to questions about whether the seniority convention as an objective method of appointment should continue, or should be replaced with appointment based on merit.
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