Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to be elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court. The law ministry cleared her name for the post. An official notification will be published and Ms Malhotra is likely to take oath shortly.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended two names for elevation. One was Ms. Malhotra and the other is Justice K.M.Joseph who now holds the position of Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. However his name is still under consideration of the government.