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SC to hear PILs challenging Judicial Appointments Bill

IANS 21 Aug 2014, 14:28:08 PM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.

An Apex Court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said on Thursday the matter would be heard along with other similar petitions listed for hearing after senior counsel Sushil Kumar Jain mentioned a plea by Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and another by counsel RK Kapoor.

The bill, passed by the Parliament earlier this month, aims to replace the existing collegium system for the appointment of judges to higher judiciary.

Parliament also passed a constitutional amendment bill paving the way for this.