supreme court

CENTRE CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE FROM COLLEGIUM RECOMMENDATIONS, PIL IN SC CHALLENGING GOVT’S DECISION ON JUSTICE KM JOSEPH’S ELEVATION TO SC

A retired District Judge has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court praying for setting aside of the action of the Centre in returning the recommendation for Justice Joseph’s elevation while submitting that the Government cannot pick and choose names of judges from the recommendations of the collegium. The PIL also prays for direction to the Centre to issue warrants of appointment with respect to Justice Joseph with consequential seniority. “If the Government had any reservations on either of the two names recommended, then the entire file must be sent for the reconsideration of the collegium. It is not permissible to segregate. It is not permissible to pick and choose”.