SC Collegium Recalls Proposal To Appoint Justice K Vinod Chandran As Gauhati HC CJ, Recommends Him As Patna HC CJ
The Supreme Court Collegium has recalled its recommendation made in December 2022 to appoint Kerala High Court judge Justice K Vinod Chandran as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
Instead, the collegium has now proposed him as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court. By a separate resolution, the Collegium recommended the appointment of Justice Sandeep Mehta, presently the senior-most judge of the Rajasthan High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
According to the resolution published today, the Collegium took the decision in order to fill up the post of Chief Justice of Patna High Court which fell vacant consequent to the elevation of Justice Sanjay Karol, the former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to the Supreme Court.
"Mr. Justice K. Vinod Chandran is the senior most Judge of the Kerala High Court with wide experience. Having regard to the above circumstances, the Collegium resolves to recall its earlier recommendation for appointment of Mr. Justice K. Vinod Chandran as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court and resolves to recommend that he be appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Patna, as he is fit and suitable for the same," the notification stated.