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What is the process of impeachment of a supreme court judge in India?
September 15, 2011 9:59AM
impeachment of judges can only be done on grounds of 'proven misbehavior' and 'incapacity'. if a judge of SC is to be impeached, recommendation must be made by the chief justice of India to the President. if it is accepted then a proposal for impeachment must be introduced by atleast 100 MPs in Lok sabha or 50 MPs in Rajya sabha. the concerned judge is to be given a copy of the proposal before the discussion takes place in the Parliament. the motion should be passed by a majority of two-thirds of the members present and voting ,seperately in each house. if the motion is passed, the formal announcement of removal is made by the president.