In a first, a woman Supreme Court lawyer has been recommended from the bar for appointment as Supreme Court Judge.
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph for appointment as Supreme Court Judges.
As per the Hindu report, the Five Judge Collegium comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph has unanimously recommended the two names. At present the Supreme Court has only one woman Judge- Justice R.Banumathi.
Only six women judges have made it to the Supreme Court since Independence. In the first 39 years of the Supreme Court, no woman was appointed to it.  In 1989, Justice Fathima Beevi was appointed as the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Sujatha Manohar, Justice Ruma Pal, Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, Justice Ranjana Desai are the other women judges appointed to the apex court.