Report No. 80
6.15. Suggestion as to number of names to be suggested by the Chief Justice not accepted.-
A suggestion has been made that the Chief Justice of the High Court, while making the recommendation for filling a vacancy on the High Court Bench,1 should suggest, instead of one name, a panel of names. We are against the acceptance of this suggestion, for it would inevitably have the effect of diluting the recommendation of the Chief Justice. It would also result in robbing the initiative which now vests in the Chief Justice of its efficacy. We feel that it is undesirable to impose a compulsion on the Chief Justice to suggest a panel of names instead of a single name for a vacancy on the High Court Bench.
1. Cf. Law Commission file, S. No. 87.