After Back And Forth With Government, Justice KM Joseph At Last Elevated

After Back And Forth With Government, Justice KM Joseph At Last Elevated

Justice KM Joseph's elevation was earlier rejected by the government.

New Delhi: Three Judgres From High Court were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the top court to 25.Notifications Declaring the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today.

Their warrants of appointment were signed by the President last night.

Justice KM Joseph's elevation to the Supreme Court ended a protracted stand-off between the government and the judiciary.

The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25. There would still be six vacancies.

Justice KM Joseph's name was recommended for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court by the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on January 10.

On April 30, the government had returned the recommendation for reconsideration on the grounds that he lacked seniority.

The executive had also pointed out that several high courts remain unrepresented and Justice Joseph's elevation would be against the principle of regional representation. His parent high court is the Kerala HC.

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Justice Joseph had struck down the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand in 2016 after the dismissal of a Congress government led by Harish Rawat.

An earlier recommendation of the collegium to transfer Justice Joseph to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Court on health grounds was kept pending by the government for a long time

The collegium on May 16 in-principle reiterated the decision to recommend Justice Joseph's name. But the recommendation was sent to the government in July.

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