Apr 20, 2018

What do you mean by impeachment motion in India?

What is impeachment motion? 

The motion to impeach is used to bring an accusation against a person. A majority vote is needed to put the accused on trial. A majority vote convicts for a minor offense, and a two-thirds vote for a major offense. A vote of censure or reprimand requires majority vote, and suspension or expulsion a two-thirds vote.

Impeachment Motion 

Article 124(4) provides for Impeachment of CJI.
Article 124 of Constitution makes the CJI head of the Supreme Court and also provides for the manner of his removal. 
A person appointed as the CJI or any other judge of the Supreme Court can only be removed on the ground of "proved misbehaviour or incapacity" before retirement due to age or resignation or death.
"A Judge of the Supreme Court shall not be removed from his office except by an order of the President passed after an address by each House of Parliament supported by a majority of the total membership of that House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting has been presented to the President in the same session for such removal on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity," reads Article 124(4) of Constitution.

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