In what is being seen as assertion, the Supreme Court Collegium has brushed aside the reservations of the government.
The reservations were over its decision to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph to the apex court as a judge and reiterated his name along with two other recommendations.
It also recommended the names of Chief Justice of Madras High Court Indira Banerjee and Orissa High Court Chief Justice Vineet Saran for appointment as Supreme Court judges.
The five-member Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on January 10 had for the first time cleared the name of Justice Joseph.
It need be mentioned that Justice Joseph was part of the bench which in 2016 had quashed the imposition of President’s rule by the NDA government.
However, the government had on April 26 returned the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice Joseph seeking its reconsideration.
It had also questioned his seniority for elevation as a judge of the apex court.>