Published On : Wed, May 2nd, 2018

Collegium defers decision to elevate Justice Joseph


New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium today deferred its decision on the issue of reconsidering the name of Uttarakhand Chief justice KM Joseph for elevation as an apex court judge.

All the five judges of the Collegium — Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — took part in the meeting. The Collegium resolution said that it met “to consider the following agenda: ‘To reconsider the case of Mr Justice KM Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court, pursuant to letters dated 26th & 30th April, 2018 received from Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and also to consider the names of Judges from Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana & Andhra Pradesh High Courts for elevation as Judges of the Supreme Court, in view of the concept of fair representation. Deferred.”