SC collegium fails to send judges' names

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court‘s five-member collegium headed by CJI Dipak Misra on Wednesday could not reach a consensus on names to be recommended for appointment as SC judges, along with reiteration of the proposal to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph to the apex court.
At the May 11 meeting of the collegium, comprising CJI Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, it was unanimously decided to reiterate the proposal to elevate Justice K M Joseph. The Centre had sent back Justice Joseph‘s name for reconsideration. Though the decision to reiterate the name was taken, it wasn’t sent to the government as most members felt it would be incongruous to send a single name when there were seven SC vacancies.

The collegium had earlier decided to consider other names from various high courts for appointment as SC judges and had deferred the deliberations to May 16.

On Wednesday, there was a detailed discussion in the collegium but…

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