The Supreme Court on Monday expressed concerns over the manner in which the Central government has been responding to the recommendations made by the top court's Collegium for appointment/ transfer of judges to High Courts and the Supreme Court [Advocates Association Bengaluru v. Barun Mitra and anr]..A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Manoj Misra and Aravind Kumar said that certain issues as regards judges appointments were concerning.The bench was hearing a petition related to the delay by the Central government in approving names for elevation proposed by the Collegium."I am also concerned with some issues," said Justice Kaul."This cannot go on endlessly. Some appointments are selectively notified..same with transfer," said advocate Prashant Bhushan appearing for the petitioner "We are equally worried if not more," Justice Kaul underlined.The counsel for the Central government sought adjournment citing unavailability of the Attorney General.The Court then posted the case for consideration in the second week of March..The Centre and the top court have been at loggerheads over the delay in clearing names recommended by the Collegium. The Court had in November urged the Central government's top law officers to ensure that the law laid down by the apex court as regards appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts is followed.During a previous hearing, the Court had said that Central government is holding up judicial appointments by not acting on Collegium recommendations.The Court had, thus, sought a response from the Union Secretary of the Department of Justice, and the Additional Secretary of the Administration and Appointment Department, on the reasons for the delay in processing appointments.Pertinently, the Bench had flagged the fact that the seniority of judges gets affected as a result, and objected to the Union Law Minister's remarks in a televised interview in this regard.