The first vacancy in the Supreme Court arose following the retirement of Justice Ranjan Gogoi in November 2019 as the Chief Justice of India.
Under these circumstances, the decision made by the new collegium is crucial to fix the gender imbalance in the judiciary.
The bench said judges should not be made to feel insecure because of that and there should be clarity about their tenure.
A bench of Chief Justice Bobde and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Surya Kant took note of delay on part of the central government in acting on the collegium's recommendations.
The judicial officers, whose elevation has been recommended by the collegium are - Rajesh N Laddha, Sanjay G Mehare, G A Sanap and S G Dige.
The senior advocate is Aditya Sondhi and the two judicial officers are Rajendra Badamikar and Khazi Jayabunnisa Mohiuddin.
The Collegium headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde in a meeting held on December 16, 2020 approved the proposal which was was uploaded on the apex court website on Wednesday.
While the document and its majesty have grown on us over the years, it is also fair to say that, largely, the nation and its institutions have also grown with it.
The decision was taken at a meeting held on February 24 by the collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde.
The Collegium has deferred its decision on the proposal for elevation of four other advocates -- Krishnendu Datta, Saurabh Kirpal, Priya Kumar, and Sanjoy Ghose.
Upendra slammed the collegium system for appointment of judges, saying that the gates for aspiring judges from certain communities in this country are shut.
Supreme Court Collegium met today to deliberate on several issues, including reconsidering the name of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph for elevation to the top court.
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 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.
Batting for more transparency in collegium meetings, Justice J Chelameswar today said a proper performance assessment of high court judges for elevation to the top court was hardly done.