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.
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."
Elevation of one of the two jurists recommended by collegium today evoked sharp reaction with apex court's bar association chief terming as "disturbing" government's action of accepting only one name
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.
Union law ministry sends back recommendations to the Collegium; CJI to hold fresh round of talks with big four today.