Meetings of the Collegium should be recorded: Justice Chelameswar

A senior Supreme court judge and a member of the collegium has written a letter to the the Chief Justice of India (CJI), T.S Thakur. Justice Chelameswar has sought that the Supreme court collegium record the minutes of the meetings pertaining to transfer and appointment of judges. The collegium consists of the five senior most judges of the Supreme court.

According to The Indian Express, Justice Chelameswar has clarified that the recommendations being made by the other four judges, including the CJI should come to him by circulations. By this demand, he has questioned the lack of transparency and decision making process, involved in the transfer and appointment of judges.

Justice Chelameswar was the only one amongst the five judges who favored the doing away with the collegium system when the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act (NJAC) was struck down in 2015.

The contents of the letter have not been made public till now. However, it led to a meeting being scheduled for the upcoming Wednesday.

Source: The Indian Express