SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of 17 Advocates As Judges Of Allahabad HC; One Advocate As Meghalaya HC Judge [Read Resolutions]

SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of 17 Advocates As Judges Of Allahabad HC; One Advocate As Meghalaya HC Judge [Read Resolutions]

SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of 17 Advocates As Judges Of Allahabad HC; 1 Advocate As Meghalaya HC Judge

The Supreme Court collegium has recommended elevation of seventeen lawyers as Allahabad High Court judges, and another lawyer as a judge of Meghalaya High Court.

The collegium comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice MB Lokur recommended the appointment of following lawyers as judges of Allahabad High Court:

  1. Prakash Padia

  2. Alok Mathur

  3. Pankaj Bhatia

  4. Saurabh Lavania

  5. Vivek Varma

  6. Shamim Ahmed

  7. Sanjay Kumar Singh

  8. Piyush Agrawal

  9. Ramendra Pratap Singh

  10. Saurabh Shyam Shamshery

  11. Jaspreet Singh

  12. Rajeev Singh

  13. Manju Rani Chauhan

  14. Karunesh Singh Pawar

  15. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava

  16. Manish Mathur

  17. Rohit Ranjan Agarwal


The collegium had the names of thirty three candidates before it for its perusal. It however deferred the proposals for elevation of Advocates: (1) Shekhar Kumar Yadav, (2) Deepak Verma, (3) Gautam Chaudhary, (4) Dinesh Pathak, (5) Manish Kumar, (6) Samit Gopal, (7) Manish Goyal, and (8) Alok Kumar Yadav.

Besides, complaints received against a few recommendees were dismissed as lacking any merit.

In a separation resolution, the collegium recommended the appointment of Advocate Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew as a judge of the Meghalaya High Court.

Read the Resolutions Here