Constitution & Law Current Affairs - 2020

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Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to Supreme Court

The Central Government has communicated to the Supreme Court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal. Thus, the Central Government has nearly signalled that a decision in this regard might be left to the new government which is formed after the 2014 general elections.

Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran appearing before a bench headed by Justice R M Lodha, held that the Government is currently not planning to take any conclusion on the appointment of Lokpal. After this, the Supreme Court bench held that there was no need for any interim order on PIL filed by NGO Common Cause, challenging the selection procedure for the Lokpal.

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Justice G Rohini appointed as the first ever woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court

President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the nomination of Justice G Rohini (59), the most senior judge of the Andhra Pradesh high court, as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Prior to Justice Rohini’s appointment, the Delhi high court had a strength of 40, out of which 9 were women. She will be the 10th woman judge at the Delhi high court.

In February 2014, Collegium of Supreme Court of India, headed by Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam nominated Justice Rohini as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. She will charge as the first woman chief justice of Delhi High Court, 47 years after the court was established in October 1966.

Justice G. Rohini is expected to stay for a period of 4 years if not elevated to the Supreme Court. At present, out of 29 judges in the Supreme Court, only 2 are women.

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