The DDCA's general body, headed by its president Rohan Jaitley, decided on 65-year-old Justice (Retd) Malhotra's appointment.
DDCA advisor Shyam Sharma said that all six points that were on the agenda have been passed and Justice Indu Malhotra will take charge of the position from today.
Justice Malhotra, who was the lone dissenter, said it is not for the judiciary to decide which faith-related practices are to be struck down except in issues of social evils like 'Sati'.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprising Rohinton Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra pronounced the verdict.
Elevation of Justice KM Joseph: Government’s reasoning for rejecting Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation doesn’t hold water
The three reasons - regional representation, seniority and absence of SC/ST judges - cited by Centre for withholding the SC collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice K M Joseph do not hold water.
Centre chose to accept the docket on senior advocate Indu Malhotra for elevation as a Supreme Court judge but spiked that on Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph.
CJI says Centre within its right to send back recommendation for reconsideration; refuses to stay appointment of Indu Malhotra as SC judge
Supreme Court refused to stay Presidential warrant appointing senior woman lawyer Indu Malhotra as an apex court judge and termed the plea of advocates on it as "unimaginable."
The move comes a day after government cleared appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as Supreme Court judge and kept in abeyance a decision on Joseph, who heads the Uttarakhand High Court.
the Centre on Wednesday cleared the name of senior lawyer Indu Malhotra as a judge of the Supreme Court. The decision comes three months after the collegium recommended her name along with
Indu Malhotra will be the first woman judge to be appointed to the top post directly from the bar.
Union law ministry sends back recommendations to the Collegium; CJI to hold fresh round of talks with big four today.