Appointments To Calcutta HC : SC Collegium Reiterates Advocate's Name; Recommends One Judicial Officer [Read Resolution]
The Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated its recommendation to elevate Advocate Sandipan Ganguly as a judge of Calcutta High Court.
It further recommended elevation of Judicial Officer Manojit Mondal as a judge of the Calcutta High Court. His candidature had been deferred in September last year and was taken up now on January 16.
Advocate Ganguly had first been recommended on September 11, 2018, along with three Judicial Officers. His candidature was, however, referred back by the Department of Justice to the Chief Justice of India for reconsideration.
Rejecting the objections raised by the Centre, the Collegium, however, reiterated the proposal, resolving, "Since the Collegium does not find any fresh material in the file referred back to it for reconsideration of the above proposal, the Collegium is of the considered view that Shri Sandipan Ganguly deserves to be elevated to the High Court Bench. The Collegium accordingly reiterates its recommendation dated 11th September, 2018 for appointment of Shri Sandipan Ganguly, Advocate as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court."
The Calcutta High Court had recommended the names of Ganguly,Mondal and four others on November 30, 2017.