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Another priority would be the finalisation of memorandum of procedure to guide appointment and transfer of Supreme Court and high court judges.
The issue had now been pending for over two years now with the SC collegium and the government failing to reach a consensus.
Successive governments have also been working on making India a hub of international arbitration. It has taken several steps to change laws dealing with commercial disputes.