Call full court to discuss future of Supreme Court: Justices Gogoi, Lokur to CJI Misra
Two senior judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Madan Lokur, wrote to CJI Dipak Misra that he call a "full court" to discuss "institutional issues" and the "future" of the apex court.
There has been no decision as yet from the chief Justice of India's (CJI) office on the full court reference. The CJI had called an informal meeting last week which reached no conclusion.
This comes almost two weeks after Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the senior most judges of the Supreme Court, had questioned the government's inaction in following up on the recommendations of the collegium and said that the "coming generations will not pardon" the Supreme Court if it did not act in the matter.
In a strongly worded letter to the CJI, Kurian said the government is sitting on the recommendations of the collegium and the time has come for the Supreme Court to question the executive about it.
The letter was sent to the other 22 Supreme Court judges as well. Justice Joseph had specially mentioned the cases of Justice KM Joseph and senior advocate Indu Malhotra, both of whom had been recommended by the collegium for appointment as judges in the Supreme Court.
Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior most Supreme Court judge, had also recently written to the CJI flagging government interference. In his letter, Justice Chelameswar too raised the matter of the government not acting on the collegium's recommendations.