Collegium meets to decide on Justice KM Joseph’s elevation

RSTV Bureau

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The five-member Supreme Court Collegium met on Friday where they were learnt to have taken up the issue of government’s objections to the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the Supreme Court. The details of the outcome of the meeting is still awaited.

The collegium, which includes Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the top four senior judges, will met this afternoon. The development came in the wake of a letter by the second senior-most judge of the apex court, Justice J. Chelameswar, to the CJI on Wednesday.

In his letter, he sought the reiteration of collegium’s 10th January unanimous recommendation for elevating Justice Joseph. Justice Chelameswar, a member of the collegium is retiring on June 22.

The government on April 26th returned the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice Joseph seeking its reconsideration.