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Government not to remain postman in appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad said there is a process while appointing judges of high courts and the Supreme Court and a collegium of senior judges recommends names to the government for appointment of judges.

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Last Updated: Dec 04, 2019, 01.46 PM IST|Original: Dec 04, 2019, 01.46 PM IST
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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
NEW DELHI: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asserted that the government will not be a postman on the issue of appointment of judges but be a stakeholder and have a say on it.

Prasad said there is a process while appointing judges of high courts and the Supreme Court and a collegium of senior judges recommends names to the government for appointment of judges.

"In the appointment of judges, we are a stakeholder. We are not a postman and we will have a say," he said during Question Hour.

Responding to a request of Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee, the minister said he would look into the issue of appointment of some more judges in the Calcutta High Court.

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