The court is acting on a contempt petition by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan, which alleges a delay in the appointment of the Lokpal.
The government told the court that the process of appointing an eminent jurist was on and would take time.
"Since the process of appointment of Lokpal is at an advanced stage we will hear the case after four weeks," said the judges.
The government had told the court that the Lokpal could not be appointed as there was no Leader of Opposition in the selection panel and a change in law that would allow the Congress -- as largest opposition group -- to be a member has yet to be approved in parliament.
The Congress has so far boycotted the meetings of the selection board with its leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, saying he has been called as a "special invitee" with the singular intention of excluding the opposition from the selection process.
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