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Anna Mathews v. Supreme Court of India, [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 148 of  2023]

Invariably a number of shoot down and dismissive letters and communications from all quarters are received. Only thereafter, and on consideration, Collegium of Supreme Court takes a final call, which is then communicated to Government.

When eligibility is put in question, question would fall within scope of judicial review. When suitability is put in question, question stands excluded from purview of judicial review [M. Manohar Reddy v. Union of India, (2013) 3 SCC 99]. Court while exercising power of judicial review cannot call upon Collegium to reconsider its decision.