Report No. 80
7.3. Reputation for independence and detachment-Importance of.-
Another important factor which should not be lost sight of in the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court is the need to ensure that only persons who enjoy the highest reputation for independence, dispassionate approach and detachment are elevated to the Bench of the court. The revelation of any tendency or inclination to hobnob with ministers and political personages should be considered as disqualification for being considered for the job. This becomes essential because of the fact that cases having political overtones and involving high political personages frequently come up before the Supreme Court. It is plain that persons who hobnob with ministers and other political personages would not inspire confidence when dealing with such cases.