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2) Critically analyse the recent SC judgement over the issue of CJI being the master of the roster, with alone power to constitute benches.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

2) Critically analyse the recent SC judgement over the issue of CJI being the master of the roster, with alone power to constitute benches. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

The Economic Times

Why this question

Ranging from resolution of impeaching the CJI to the press conference by four advocates of SC, the office of CJI has been going through a lot of controversies. The recent SC judgement will have significant impact on India’s judiciary confirming the unlimited power of CJI in allocation of cases. The question is related to GS-2 syllabus under the following headings; Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

And also ; Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to examine in length the SC judgement over the issue of CJI being the master of the roster. It wants us to present arguments in favour of the judgement and arguments against the judgement.

Directive word

Critically analyze- We have to see both sides of the judgement and then form an opinion on the issue. However, the opinion should reflect the constitutional and related judicial provisions.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- you can introduce your answer by directly stating the SC judgement.

Body- Divide the body of the answer into two parts. In one part discuss the constitutional provisions, judicial precedent and  wisdom of the judgement. In other part, present arguments against the judgement.

Conclusion- you can conclude your answer by presenting your opinion on the issue and also cite related scheme in other countries.