Supreme Court collegium defers decision on Justice Joseph

The decision took place after a Supreme Court Collegium meeting of the five senior most judges.
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New Delhi, May 2: The Supreme Court collegium led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday deferred its decision on Justice K.M. Joseph whose name for elevation to the apex court was returned by the central government last week for reconsideration.

The decision took place after a Supreme Court Collegium meeting of the five senior most judges.

On January 11, the Collegium also comprising Justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph – had unanimously recommended Justice Joseph as a top court judge in a resolution.

The government had recently okayed senior advocate Indu Malhotra’s name while returning Justice Joseph’s file to the Collegium for re-consideration even though both names were sent to the Centre as a batch.

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