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Supreme Court Collegium picks Indu Malhotra as SC judge

12-Jan-2018 in Current Affairs > National
  • The Supreme Court collegium, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, unanimously recommended the name of senior advocate Indu Malhotra for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court.
  • This is the first time a woman lawyer has been recommended for direct elevation from the Bar.
  • If appointed, Ms. Malhotra would be the seventh woman judge and eighth lawyer to be directly appointed to the Supreme Court Bench.
  • Justice M. Fathima Beevi was the first woman SC judge. The second woman judge was Justice Sujata V. Manohar. The other four women judges are Justices Ruma Pal, Gyan Sudha Misra, Ranjana Prakash Desai, who was part of the Bench which confirmed the death penalty of the lone 26/11 Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Kasab, and R. Banumathi, who was one of the judges who confirmed the death sentence for four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape appeals.

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