The excitement with which Supreme Court has announced the verdict on EC appointment does tell that the Supreme Court is hell bent on bringing accountability to the key government agencies and functions. it is no doubt a very positive step in right direction.
However, the question remains when will the Supreme Court point one finger towards its own self?
The process of judges appointment has been completely opaque and no one knows what criterian are taken while deciding on the judges appointments. Judges appiontment themselves and once appointed, they are absolutely invincible bcause to remove or even to castigate, the process is too cumbersome. Time and again this issue of nepotism in judiciary has been brought out in various forums.
12 out of 32 Judges of Supreme court are related to influential in judiciary or in politics
tHE jUDGES RECRUITMENT HAPPENS THROUGH COLLEGIUM AND NOT MERIT AND COLLEGIUM IS A CLOSE CAUCUS
- There is no Judicial accountability. If a judge does deliberate error, there is no question that is asked of him/her
- No one can criticise the judgement because it will amount to contempt of court
- No punishment for the judges for wrong doing or mic conduct
- The Judges appointment themsleves and are above any further judical scruitiny or social scruitiny