Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam has justified the collegium system of appointment of judges to the High Courts and the Supreme Court, and said the procedure can be improved in consultation with more judges.

In an interview to The Hindu, he denied criticism that the procedure lacked transparency.

Justice Sathasivam said the collegium system was preferable to the proposed National Judicial Commission (NJC) as both the States and the Centre got an opportunity to express their views about the candidates.

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