SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of 8 Advocates As Judges Of 4 High Courts [Read Resolutions]
The Supreme Court collegium has resolved to recommend elevation of eight advocates as judges of High Courts of Gujarat, Jharkhand, Calcutta and Gauhati.
The collegium comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice MB Lokur and Justice AK Sikri made the following recommendations:
Gujarat High Court
Bhargav Dhirenbhai Karia
Megha Bhupendra Jani
Sangeeta Kamalsingh Vishen
Jharkhand High Court
Sanjay Kumar Dwivedi
The collegium had before it, the candidature of three more advocates—Bhawesh Kumar, Sadhna Kumar and Sudhir Kumar Sharma. It, however, opined that the proposal for their elevation deserved to be remitted to the Chief Justice of the High Court.
Calcutta High Court
Apart from consulting colleagues conversant with the affairs of the Calcutta High Court, the Supreme Court collegium also gathered “fresh inputs from reliable sources” to consider their suitability, and finally recommended them.
Gauhati High Court
The collegium was also considering the candidature of a Judicial Officer, Ms. Selina Begum. It, however, decided to remit the proposal to the Chief Justice of the High Court.
All the above names were first considered by the Supreme Court Collegium in April and it was decided to defer the proposals.Read the notifications here, here, here and here