Justice Chelameswar writes to CJI on Judge elevation row

New Delhi: Senior Justice Chelameswar has written a letter to CJI Deepak Mishra stating that the group of top five judges must meet soon and take a firm stand to reiterate their decision to elevate Justice KM Joseph after the government sent back his name.

According to sources, Justice Chelameshwar letter is a rebuttal of the points that Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made while urging the judges to reconsider the promotion of Justice Joseph – the chief justice of the Uttarakhand High Court – to the Supreme Court.

Justice Chelameswar has asked the CJI that the collegium, or group of five most senior judges, must reiterate Justice Joseph’s name.

If the collegium sends back a name, the centre has no choice but to accept it.

Apart from the strength of 31 judges sanctioned by the Parliament, the Supreme court is currently functioning with just 24 judges.

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