Govt not to remain postman in appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: PTI File

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday (December 4) asserted that the government will not be a postman on the issue of appointment of judges but be a
stakeholder and have a say on it.

Prasad said there is a process while appointing judges of high courts and the Supreme Court and a collegium of senior judges recommends names to the government for appointment of judges.

“In the appointment of judges, we are a stakeholder. We are not a postman and we will have a say,” he said during Question Hour.

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Responding to a request of Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee, the minister said he would look into the issue of appointment of some more judges in the Calcutta High Court.