The Supreme Court Collegium today decided unanimously to reiterate its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as Judge of the Supreme Court.
“The Chief Justice and other members of the Collegium have, on principle, unanimously agreed that the recommendation for appointment of Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court [PHC: Kerala] as a Judge of the Supreme Court should be reiterated” said order of the Collegium comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice J. Chelameswar , Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.
“However, the said reiteration should also be accompanied by the recommendation of the names of Chief Justices of High Courts for elevation as Judges of the Supreme Court, for which detailed discussion is required. In view of the aforesaid, the meeting stands deferred for being held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 th May, 2018” said the Collegium order available official website of the Supreme Court.
Significantly the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court Justice J Chelameswar on May 9 wrote a letter to the CJI Dipak Misra to convene a Collegium meeting urgently to forward Justice K.M. Joseph name to the central government. The situation has aggravated after the Union Law Minister R S Prasad wrote a letter to CJI on April 26 preventing justice Joseph elevation to the Apex Court citing various reasons.
Below is story related to the issue filed on April 26