Centre may flag skew in regional representation, bypassing of seniority, as it did in the case of Justice Joseph.
The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956 was last amended in 2009 to increase the judges’ strength from 25 to 30 (excluding the CJI).
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is learnt to have written back seeking reasons for the reconsideration.
Indu Malhotra will be the first woman judge to be appointed to the top post directly from the bar.
The bench however took objection when the counsel made an attempt to bring to its notice the unprecedented January 12 press conference held by four of the top court's most senior judges.
The Supreme Court collegium today made public its resolution recommending the name of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph for appointment as an apex court judge.
The decision to make public the roster system for the allocation of matters assumes significance as four seniormost judges in their January 12 presser had questioned the allocation of sensitive PILs.
Sources said some of the judges are holding informal parleys in a bid to resolve the crisis in the wake of the virtual revolt by the four judges against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Even as the apex court paved the way for a nationwide release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", the film's chief opponents Shri Rajput Karni Sena said they will appeal against the order.
There is every danger of the Indian judiciary's independence being compromised by the pressure tactics adopted by the executive, the Communist Party of India-Marxist has said.
The meeting which was held over the issues raised by Justices J Chelamaswar, Kurian Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan B Lokur lasted for 15 minutes and was called by the CJI himself.
On whether he had a meeting or spoke with any of the four judges or the CJI, Venugopal said, "Nothing of that sort has happened".
None of the four judges -- Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, feature in the list of members of the 5-judge constitution bench.
Supreme Court judges' revolt: CJI Dipak Misra assures Bar Council that crisis will be sorted out soon
BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra who met the Chief Justice today at his residence also met justices Chelameshwar, Lokur, and Joseph, who also gave an assurance that the crisis will be resolved.
Yesterday, four senior judges--Justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Jurian Joseph--had mounted a virtual revolt against the chief justice.