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The Collegium has not entirely freed judges from dependence on the government

The Collegium has not entirely freed judges from dependence on the government

Rediff.com28 Jun 2018

'There is one weapon in the government's armoury which impacts the independence of the judiciary, and which has not been affected by the collegium system.' 'It is post-retirement employment with the government. 'This is because some judges -- but not all -- are offered post-retirement employment by the government, and it has often been feared that judges close to retirement might decide cases so as to please the government in order to get a favourable post-retirement position,' says Abhinav Chandrachud.