Collegium’s final decisions alone need to be in public domain: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday held that only the final decisions of the top court Collegium need to be published in the public domain.

A “final decision” of the Collegium would mean a resolution drawn and signed by all the Collegium members after due deliberations among them, and post consultations among the other Supreme Court judges, a Bench led by Justice M.R. Shah laid down in a judgment.

The Collegium is composed of the Chief Justice of India and the next four senior-most judges. It unanimously recommends names for Supreme Court and High Court judgeships to the government.

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