The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is pleased to announce the next event in the series of Vidhi Dialogues, featuring Justice AP Shah and Mr. Sushant Singh, on “Seniority Convention and Appointments to High Offices”.
With the retirement of Justice Khehar at the end of August, Justice Dipak Misra has been appointed the Chief Justice of India. A Memorandum of Procedure on the appointment of judges, however, is still to be finalised.
General Bipin Rawat was also named the Chief of Army Staff a few months ago, superseding two senior army officers.
These developments give rise to questions about whether the seniority convention as an objective method of appointment should continue, or should be replaced with appointment based on merit.
Justice A.P. Shah is the Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India, and has served as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
Mr. Sushant Singh is the Associate Editor at the Indian Express. He has earlier served with the Indian Army and as a peacekeeper with the United Nations.
Date and Venue
The event is slated for September 15, 2017 at Conference Room II, India International Centre, New Delhi at 7 p.m. Tea will be served at 6:30 p.m.
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