Justice Jasti Chelameswar refuses to attend Collegium meetings

        The decision of Justice Jasti Chelmeshwar, who refused to attend Collegium meetings, caused a major distrubance in SC's collegium, This is because he is of the opinion that there is no point in attending these meetings as long as its deliberations are kept under wraps. 

        Justice Chelameswar was the lone dissenter in the NJAC judgment delivered by the five-Judge Constitution bench in October last year. He not only upheld the NJAC law, passed by Parliament, but found the Collegium system of appointments lacking in transparency and effectiveness.

Subsequently, however, he joined the rest in the consequential judgment on the Collegium, delivered in December, because it sought to improve the Collegium system.