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The list of eight nominees has raised concerns in the Modi govt after a background check revealed 'integrity issues' and nepotism concerns.
The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25; there would still be six vacancies. New Delhi: Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25. Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today. Their warrants of appointment were signed by the President last night. Justice Joseph's elevation to the apex court ended a protracted stand-off between the government and the judiciary. The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25. There would still be six vacancies. Justice Joseph's name was recommended for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court by the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra...
The government has returned the names of advocates Wasim Sadiq Nargal and Nazir Ahmed Beig but is yet to offer a reason for its rejection.
The complainant in her plea requests that the MP high court judge be barred from accepting a job after he retires Wednesday.
Move to send back names of Harnaresh Singh Gill and Mohammed Nizamuddin unusual as Centre cites no adverse remarks against them.
The govt cleared six of 10 names recommended by the collegium after a delay. There is no communication on the status of the other four.