Impeachment explainer and options before Oppn if Chairman rejects motion

Article 124 of the Constitution lays down the procedure for removal of a judge of the Supreme Court, including the CJI

Dipak Misra. Photo: ANI
File photo of Dipak Misra. Photo: ANI

* Proceedings for removal of a judge are undertaken under Article 124 of the Constitution (for the removal of a Supreme Court judge) and Article 218 (for removal of a High Court judge). * Judges Inquiry Act, 1968, codifies the process for removal of judges. * Judges can be removed from office through a motion adopted by Parliament on grounds of ‘proven misbehaviour or incapacity’. * A judge can be removed only on an order from the President based on a motion passed by both Houses of Parliament. * The Constitution does not mention the word ...