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The National Judicial Appointments Commission has been declared unconstitutional by
1. The Supreme Court of India
2. The High Court
3. Both (1) and (2)
4. The President of India

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : The Supreme Court of India

The correct answer is The Supreme Court of India.

The National Judicial Appointments Commission has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India.

  • On 16 October 2015, the Constitution Bench of Supreme Court by 4:1 Majority upheld the collegium system and struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission​ as unconstitutional.
  • After hearing the petitions filed by several persons and bodies with Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAoRA) being the first and lead petitioner. 
  • Justices J. S. Khehar, Madan Lokur, Kurian Joseph, and Adarsh Kumar Goel had declared the 99th Amendment and NJAC Act unconstitutional while Justice Jasti Chelameswar upheld it.

  • The Supreme Court of India was inaugurated on January 28, 1950.
  • It succeeded in the Federal Court of India and established under the Government of India Act, 1935.
  • Articles from 124 to 147 in Part V of the constitution deal with the organization, independence, jurisdiction, powers procedures of the Supreme Court.
  • Sharad Arvind Bobde is the 47th Chief Justice of India.

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