SC Collegium recommends mass transfer of High Court judges

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Indicating a major reshuffle in the higher judiciary, the Supreme Court Collegium has decided that Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud be shifted from the Bombay High Court to Allahabad HC as its Chief Justice, it is reported.

Other notable transfers include Chief Justice A M Khanwilkar from Himachal Pradesh High Court to the High Court of Madhya Pradesh as its Chief Justice; Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir from the J&K High Court to Himachal Pradesh High Court where he may take over as Chief Justice.

Nearly 275 judges positions are vacant in 24 high courts across the country, out of which Allahabad High Court accounts for the highest at 68. Other High Courts with large vacancies of judges include Andhra Pradesh High Court (22), Calcutta High Court (21), Punjab and Haryana High Court (21) and Bombay High Court (16).

Earlier it was decided by the SC Collegium that the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court; Justice R Banumathi be appointed as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court; Justice P C Pant be elevated as the Chief Justice of the newly formed Meghalaya High Court; and Justice N V Ramana be appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

The responsibility of selection of judges for Supreme Court is of the CJI and the Collegium, the task of selecting the judges for High courts is that of the respective High Courts which send their recommendation to the SC collegium for the final approval.

With the Constitution (120th Amendment) Bill, 2013 seeking to replace the existing SC collegium by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) pending before Lok Sabha for it’s approval, these are likely to be the last batch of transfers in the higher judiciary by the SC Collegium. The JAC moots new and expanded collegium in appointment process for judges of High Courts and the Supreme Court, thereby giving a say to the executive.

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  1. Ms.Jayashree

    It seems that Supreme Court is working because sorry to say that two three years back when i reported misconduct and their appointment of J.M.F.C judged to Mumbai High court people can’t believe it after that every one is behaving with me like why i have moved the said application and if on desk they are sitting like vegetable shop keeper’s are sitting and that J.M.F.C. when she knows this things yes she said i don’t have knowledge of law she cried on desk that time and admitted also that daily she is talking to the High Court judges and they have said her that she has to do misconduct with me and when i reported this thing not a single one has supported to me each and every thing i have written in my application but being the Hands of High Court judges might is right not proper so much i wants to say on this topic but i think for me this country is not having even a drop of water also and i have given my fully life daily i am watching how idiotic your judges are working but after that i have taken the oath that i will not file any application till the time i will join other country.so please if being the Indian judges you have to work for public not for the sake of your might is right sorry and if any thing is not suited to any one then also It is Happen in Indian Judges so if you people are appointed as the Judges do the work like judges.

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