Once again, Supreme Court Collegium stalls on Justice KM Joseph’s name
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Once again, Supreme Court Collegium stalls on Justice KM Joseph’s name

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

Sources said the collegium met to deliberate on several issues, including reconsidering the name of Justice Joseph for elevation to the apex court after it was returned by the Central government.

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 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.

Besides reiterating the elevation of Justice Joseph, the collegium has earlier recommended the elevation to the top court of Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court Chief Justice and the Chief Justice of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court.

The collegium during its last meeting on 11 May had taken an in-principle decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Justice Joseph to the apex court.

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