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SC Collegium Proposal For Bombay HC- Appointment Of 3 Addl Judges As Permanent; Addl Judge Justice Abhay Ahuja Given Fresh Term

Sparsh Upadhyay
16 Dec 2021 8:10 AM GMT
SC Collegium Proposal For Bombay HC- Appointment Of 3 Addl Judges As Permanent; Addl Judge Justice Abhay Ahuja Given Fresh Term
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The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for the appointment of 3 Additional Judges of the Bombay High Court as Permanent Judges. The three judges are:Madhav Jayajirao Jamdar;Amit Bhalchandra Borkar; andShrikant Dattatray Kulkarni.Also, another additional judge, Justice Abhay Ahuja has been given a fresh term of one year as an additional judge.It is important to note...

The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for the appointment of 3 Additional Judges of the Bombay High Court as Permanent Judges. 

The three judges are:

  1. Madhav Jayajirao Jamdar;
  2. Amit Bhalchandra Borkar; and
  3. Shrikant Dattatray Kulkarni.

Also, another additional judge, Justice Abhay Ahuja has been given a fresh term of one year as an additional judge.

It is important to note that another additional judge of the Bombay High Court, Justice Pushpa Ganediwala has not received any extension (as an additional judge) or confirmation (as a permanent judge) yet despite the fact that her tenure is set to expire in February 2022.

If she doesn't get any extension or confirmation before her term as Additional Judge expires, Justice Ganediwala would revert back as a District Judge.

Accepting the revised recommendation made by the Supreme Court Collegium to not make Justice Pushpa V Ganediwala of the Bombay High Court a permanent judge, the Ministry of Law and Justice had last year extended her term as an additional judge.

The judge of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had come under scanner following a controversial judgment which laid down that mere groping over the clothes without actual 'skin to skin contact' will not amount to sexual assault under the POCSO Act. Holding thus, the judge acquitted a man accused of touching a minor girls breasts without removing her clothes under POCSO Act, though convicted him under a lesser offence of Section 354 of the IPC.

The judgment received widespread condemnation as setting a dangerous precedent. The Supreme Court stayed the judgment on a mention being made by the Attorney General for India.

Following the controversy, the Supreme Court collegium revoked the recommendation made by it on January 20 to make her a permanent judge of the Bombay High Court.

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