What is the relationship between parliament and the judiciary?

            The judiciary in India is independent of the executive and the legislature. Judges of the Supreme Court and High Court are appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India, and other important judges. A judge can resign, but he cannot be impeached because impeachment is a procedure reserved only for the President. A judge can be removed from office only if a joint address is passed by both houses of parliament.

The parliament cannot discuss the decisions and conduct of a judge, except in the case of presenting a joint address for his removal. This is to make sure that judges can perform their duties without interference from the executive or the legislature. To put it very simply, the parliament and the government cannot question the decision of the judges. A judge can be removed from office because of misconduct, but while he is in office, his judgments cannot be overruled by parliament or the government.