Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
2. Do you think that the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India was a much more efficient and transparent body than the existing collegium system? Comment.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India
Why the question:
There is no proposal at present to reintroduce a bill on National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the efficacy of NJAC over the collegium system.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving context of the introduction of NJAC.
In brief, write process which NJAC undertook for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary.
Next, write about the advantages of NJAC over the existing collegium system in improving transparency and efficiency of the process.
Next, write about the drawbacks of the NJAC.
Conclude with a balanced opinion on the issue.