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  • 27 May, 2020

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Impeachment of a SC judge

Impeachment of a SC judge

Recently four Supreme Court judges went public with charges against Chief Justice of India. According to constitution a judge of the SC can be removed from his office by an order of the president. The president can issue the removal order only after an address by parliament has been presented to him in the same session for such removal.

The address must be supported by special majority of each house of the parliament (i.e. a majority of the total membership of that house and a majority of not less than 2/3rd of the members of that house present and voting). Article 124 (4) specifies the grounds of removal as proved misbehaviour or incapacity. So far no SC judge has been impeached in India.

Source: Polity book


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