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Eligibility for CJI

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Indian’s  Diary–  e  News  Weekly Spreading the lightof humanity freedom Editor: Nagaraja.M.R.. Vol.13..Issue.35........02  / 09 / 2017
Should a Judge With a Serious Moral Flaw Become Chief Justice of India?BY SHANTI BHUSHAN Given the allegations of impropriety against him, should Justice Dipak Misra become the next CJI just because he is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court?The CJI wields enormous power in shaping the future of the judiciary. Credit: Twitter/Reuters On August 27, Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar will demit office. The next in line is Justice Dipak Misra, but should the vacancy be filled up simply by the rule of seniority? The CJI is a constitutional authority and presides over the country’s judiciary, comprising 31 Supreme Court justices, over 1000 high court judges and over 16,000 subordinate judges. The CJI dispenses justice in the highest court in cases involving complex constitutional issues, issues affecting the rule of law, issues having an impact…