Going a step ahead, Congress said the collegium could even slap a contempt of court notice on the government if it does not follow the recommendation a second time.
The Centre has sent back for reconsideration the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium to elevate him.
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.
Union law ministry sends back recommendations to the Collegium; CJI to hold fresh round of talks with big four today.