The Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High court K M Joseph has been appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
The appointment ends the six-month-long standoff between the judiciary and the executive over the elevation of Justice Joseph. The SC collegium, headed by CJI Dipak Misra, had on January 10, recommended the elevation of Justice Joseph along with senior advocate Indu Malhotra. However, the government while agreeing to the elevation of Malhotra, returned the Joseph recommendation on April 26.
On July 16, the SC collegium reiterated the recommendation elevating Justice Joseph, along with Justices Banerjee and Saran. Finally the government cleared his name for the apex court.