Report No. 80
1.3. Letter of the Minister of Law to Chairman.-
On March 1, 1978, the Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs wrote a letter to the Chairman, Law Commission,1 the material part of which reads as under:-
"Thank you for your letter dated 24th January, 1978, on the question of improvement of procedures for the appointment of Judges. You have mentioned in the concluding portion of your letter that if the matter is to be considered in detail it would have to be considered in the light of practice prevailing in different countries. I shall be grateful if the matter is considered in depth and a detailed report furnished to us.
2. I am also enclosing extracts from a memorandum received from the Bombay Bar Association. In this extract there is a suggestion for the establishment of a Judicial Appointments Commission to consider appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India."
The present report is furnished in pursuance of the above letter.
1. Letter of the Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, 1st March, 1978.