The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of Advocate Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi and District and Sessions Judge Bibhu Prasad Routray as Judges of the Orissa High Court.
Through the same resolution, the Collegium deferred the consideration of Advocate Savitri Ratho for appointment as a Judge and remitted the files of Advocates Gautam Mukherji, Samir Kumar Mishra, Prasanna Kumar Parhi, Prafulla Kumar Rath, Durga Prasad Nanda and Pravat Kumar Muduli, and Judicial Officers Satya Narayan Mishra, Gautam Sharma and Biranchi Narayan Mohanty, back to the High Court.
The above names had been recommended to the Collegium by the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, on May 7 this year.
Panigrahi is an Advocate on Record and conducts cases on behalf of the Government of Odisha before the Supreme Court.
Routary was posted as the first District Judge of Judgeship of Nabarangpur and is presently posted at Berhampur, Orissa.