The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of Advocate Amit B Borkar as a judge of the Bombay High Court.
Apart from that, the Collegium has proposed the appointment of 7 judicial officers as the judges of Bombay HC. They are :
- Shri M.G. Sewlikar,
- Shri V.G. Bisht,
- Shri B.U. Debadwar,
- Ms. M.S. Jawalkar,
- Shri S.P. Tavade,
- Shri N.R. Borkar, and
- Shri S.D. Kulkarni
Their names were forwarded by the collegium of Bombay High Court on March 11, 2019.
The resolution said that the Collegium has duly taken note of the observation made in the file that three Judicial Officers viz. S/Shri B.U. Debadwar, S.P. Tavade, and S.D. Kulkarni had crossed the prescribed age limit of 58-1/2 years on the date of vacancies against which their names have been recommended.
"In this regard, while approving the proposal for their elevation we have taken into account the fact that Bombay High Court is grappling with huge pendency of civil as well as criminal cases, as it is functioning with 67 Judges against the total Judge-strength of 94 (constituting about 29 per cent vacancies). Apart from this, we have taken into account their excellent service record which reflects that they are persons with all the qualities like high level of judicial acumen, conduct, character and integrity, which make them eminently suitable for elevation. Their judgments have been graded as A/B+",stated the resolution of Collegium comprising CJI Gogoi, Justices Bobde and Ramana.