Published: Чт, Мая 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

SC Collegium Again Defers Decision to Re-Recommend Justice KM Joseph

SC Collegium Again Defers Decision to Re-Recommend Justice KM Joseph

The Supreme Court collegium on Wednesday once again deferred its decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the top court, as it could not decide on names of other judges for elevation to the apex court.

But, as no decision could be taken on elevation of other judges to the apex court, the two-hour collegium meeting also deferred the decision for reiteration of elevation of Justice Joseph to the Supreme Court, said court sources.

The meeting mainly centred around names from the high courts of Calcutta, Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and the Northeast for elevation to the Supreme Court.

Several jurists, former judges and sdvocates have since then stepped forth, calling out the Centre for the move, and demanding reiteration of the recommendation by the Collegium. The date of the next Collegium meeting too has not been fixed. Thereafter, last week, it had unanimously agreed to re-recommend him, but had chose to take the final call on May 16.

The collegium comprises Chief Justice Dipak Misra and four other senior-most judges of the apex court - Justice J.Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.

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There are now seven vacancies in the Supreme Court, with two more vacancies likely to arise in the next two months, due to the retirement of Justices J. Chelameswar on June 22, and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, on July 6.

The Supreme Court collegium, or a group of five most-senior judges, met on May 11, 2018, to take a call on Justice KM Joseph's elevation to the top court that was rejected by the government in April. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denies that the centre's decision had anything to do with the Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice's 2016 verdict cancelling President's rule in the state.

Under the memorandum of procedure on appointment of Judges which is existing now, once the proposal is returned for reconsideration, and if the collegium reiterates the appointment, the government is bound to accept the same but there is no time limit on such appointment.

It is not first time that the government has sought to block collegium decision on Justice Joseph. Justice Malhotra is already functioning as a Supreme Court judge.

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