Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Making 4 Additional Judges Of Kerala High Court Permanent

Navya Benny

15 July 2023 6:46 AM GMT

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  • Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Making 4 Additional Judges Of Kerala High Court Permanent

    The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of four Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court to be made permanent judges.The names of the Judges are as follows:Justice Basant Balaji; Justice Chandrasekharan Kartha Jayachandran; Justice Sophy Thomas; and Justice Puthen Veedu Gopala Pillai Ajithkumar.The Kerala High Court Collegium had, on March 17, 2023, unanimously recommended...

    The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of four Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court to be made permanent judges.

    The names of the Judges are as follows:

    1. Justice Basant Balaji; 
    2. Justice Chandrasekharan Kartha Jayachandran; 
    3. Justice Sophy Thomas; and 
    4. Justice Puthen Veedu Gopala Pillai Ajithkumar.

    The Kerala High Court Collegium had, on March 17, 2023, unanimously recommended the names of the aforementioned Judges for permanent appointment. The Chief Minister and the Governor of the State of Kerala had also concurred with the recommendation. 

    Judges of the Supreme Court who are conversant with the functioning of the High Court of Kerala were consulted with a view to ascertain the suitability of the suitability of the afore-mentioned Judges as Permanent Judges, as per the terms of the Memorandum of Procedure. 

    "With a view to assess the merit and suitability of the above-named Additional Judges for appointment as permanent Judges, we have scrutinized and evaluated the material placed on record. Having taken into consideration all aspects of the matter, the Collegium is of the view that S/Shri Justices (i) Basant Balaji (ii) Chandrasekharan Kartha Jayachandran, (iii) Smt. Sophy Thomas, and (iv) Puthen Veedu Gopala Pillai Ajithkumar, Additional Judges, are fit and suitable for being appointed as permanent Judges," the statement reads. 

    Click Here To Read/Download The Collegium Statement

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