The petitioner, retired district choose G D Inamdar, reported the Centre’s determination to return the collegium’s recommendation on Justice Joseph smacked of political interference in the performing of the judiciary and appeared to be a brazen intrusion into independence of judiciary. On Wednesday, the collegium comprising CJI Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph will take into account the 6-page letter published by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad listing the factors powering the Centre’s determination to seek out reconsideration of the proposal to appoint Justice K M Joseph as a Supreme Courtroom choose.
Nevertheless, until late at night, the CJI experienced not intimated the other collegium associates about the meeting. With retired judges and senior advocates pitching for Justice K M Joseph’s appointment and sitting SC choose Kurian Joseph informing the media that the collegium was probably to reiterate the Uttarakhand CJ’s title, Justice K M Joseph’s appointment could take place faster than later.
The Centre experienced cited that Justice Joseph was 42nd in the record of all-India seniority of HC judges and enough representation of Kerala HC in the SC as factors for sending back the proposal. In his petition, Inamdar reported the seniority floor was a smokescreen, when the two judgment of the SC which devised the collegium program and laid down the procedure of assortment, experienced reported advantage and integrity would be the key issues for assortment alongside with seniority.