Explain the term of office and removal of Judges of the Supreme Court

Term of office and removal of Judges: A Judge of the Supreme Court continues in office until he attains the age of 65.

Removal of Judges of the Supreme Court: However, Article 124 (2) provides that a Judge may resign by writing under his hand addressed to the President. A Judge of the Supreme Court may be removed from office on the grounds of proved misbehavior and incapacity by the president by an order issued after an address has been presented to him by the Parliament. Such an address must be supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting in each House of Parliament.


The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the head of the Indian judiciary and supervises the functions of the lower courts. A single civil and criminal system of laws operates all over the country. By the way of appeal, cases from the High Court may be taken to the Supreme Court. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

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