Had to draw a line on transparency: Justice ChelameswarJune 22, 2018 19:27
After Justice J Chelameswar entered the Supreme Court Collegium owing to his seniority, at least three Chief Justices of India had difficult times resolving issues he raised over transparency and objectivity of the system of appointing judges.
Justice Chelameswar however maintained that he never had personal problems with any of these three CJIs Justices TS Thakur, JS Khehar and Dipak Misra.
Asked how he would define his relationships with the CJIs, Justice Chelameswar said he was only raising issues that required redressal.
At a personal level, I had no problem with any one of these judges. I had no personal problem with any of them. I was raising certain institutional issues. A line is to be drawn there. Thats all, he told CNN-News18.
During Justice Thakurs tenure as the CJI, Justice Chelameswar had declined to attend the Collegium meetings, citing its opaqueness and lack on objective process. He instead preferred that recommendations of the judges should be duly recorded and be sent to him through circulation.