UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Consider the following statements regarding the appointment process of Supreme Court Judges.
    1. In the first judges case, the Supreme Court held that the President need not follow the advice of the judges while appointing Supreme Court Judges.
    2. The collegium for the appointment of judges includes the Chief Justice of India and four senior-most judges.
    3. Appointment of Chief Justice of India is done by the President on the basis of the recommendation of the collegium of judges, which includes the incumbent Chief Justice.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are incorrect?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  Only 3

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The SP Gupta case of 1982 also known as the first judges case held that consultation by the President regarding appointment c- judges is not binding. The ruling in the first judges case was late- overruled in the second judges case, 1993. While the Constitution does not mention the number of judges apart from the Chie- Justice, who should be consulted by the President while appointing Supreme Court Judges. The CJI should consult a collegium of four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court for the appointment of judges and Chief Justice of Supreme Court and this collegium is '" vogue since 1998 and the President appoints the judges and Chie- Justice of Supreme Court on the basis of recommendation of the collegium of Judges including the incumbent, CJI,

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