SC Collegium Recommends Appointment Of 6 Advocates As Judges Of 2 HCs [Read Resolutions]
The Supreme Court Collegium, on Monday, recommended the appointment of five Advocates practicing at Calcutta High Court as High Court Judges.
The Collegium, comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Ranjan Gogoi has recommended elevation of the following five Advocates:
- Biswajit Basu
- Amrita Sinha
- Sutanu Kumar Patra
- Abhijit Gangopadhyay
- Jay Sengupta
While Advocate Tirthankar Ghosh's candidature was also considered, the Collegium felt that it needed more information to assess his suitability.
Advocate Sanjay Dwivedi has also been recommended to be appointed as a Judge at the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Apart from him, the following four Judicial Officers have been directed to be appointed at the High Court:
- Akhil Kumar Shrivastava
- Brij Kishore Shrivastava
- Rajendra Kumar Shrivastava
- Fahim Anwar
While the Collegium noted that even though three of these Officers had crossed the prescribed age limit of 58-1/2 years, it observed that they were all within the prescribed age limit on the dates of occurrence of the vacancies against which their names are being considered.
Through another resolution, Justice Ramendra Jain, who is an Additional Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court, has been directed to be made permanent. The recommendation has been requested to be processed expeditiously in view of the fact that his term is going to expire on 19 April.Read the Resolutions here