The statements of former Supreme Court judge Justice Ruma Pal have also been cited in the letter.

New Delhi:

The Center and the Supreme Court are at loggerheads over the appointment of judges.

According to sources, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to the CJI.

It has been suggested to include representatives of the government in the High Court and Supreme Court collegiums.

Along with this, it was also suggested to include the representative of the government in the constitutional process of appointment of judges.

The suggestion to include the representatives of the Central Government in the SC collegium and the representatives of the concerned state government in the HC collegium is also included.

The letter said it is "necessary for communication of transparency and public accountability". According to sources, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju's letter to CJI DY Chandrachud is the latest in a string of criticism by constitutional authorities. The Vice President and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha have also recently In the recent past, the SC has often been accused of encroaching on the jurisdiction of the legislature.After speaking publicly about the lack of transparency and accountability in the collegium system, the Union Law Minister has suggested that representatives of the central government be included in the SC collegium. be included and the representatives of the concerned state government should be included in the HC collegium.

The letter also cited the statements of former Supreme Court judge Justice Ruma Pal in which she raised questions on the collegium system.

At the same time, the Supreme Court Collegium believes that this suggestion is an attempt by the government to bring NJAC through the back door.

In fact, Rijiju has recently repeatedly criticized the collegium system, calling it "opaque", "alien to the Constitution" and the only system in the world where judges are appointed by people they know. 

Regarding the repeal of NJAC, VP Dhankhar had said that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act of 2015 was an example of serious compromise with parliamentary sovereignty and disregard of the mandate.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also supported the talk of the Vice President.

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