The Supreme Court collegium has recommended four names for elevation to Calcutta High Court. The names of Advocate Sandipan Ganguly, and Judicial Officers Bibek Chaudhuri, Madhumati Mitra, and Subhasis Dasgupta, were recommended by the Collegium. The recommendation was made as per resolution taken on September 11.
It was stated their suitability was ascertained on consultation with SC judges who were conversant with the affairs of Calcutta High Court. The Collegium also scrutinized the material placed in the file including the observations made by the Department of Justice and found them to be suitable.
The Calcutta High Court Collegium had made recommendations of six names- two advocates and four judicial officers- for elevation. The names recommended by HC were of Advocates Debabrata S Roy and Sandipan Ganguly, and Judicial Officers Bibek Chaudhuri, Madhumati Mitra, Subhasis Dasgupta and Manojit Monda.
Out of the above, the SC collegium deferred consideration of names of Debabrata S.Roy, Advocate and Manojit Mondal, Judicial Officer and said that their proposals would be taken up for consideration by the Collegium after some time.
The SC collegium also took note of the fact that certain senior judicial officers were not recommended by the High Court collegium. However, the SC collegium expressed satisfaction of the reasons recorded by HC Collegium for not recommending senior judicial officers. The SC collegium further expressed that certain complaints received against the recommendees were found to be devoid of merits on examination.
The recommendation has been made in the order (1) Shri Sandipan Ganguly, Advocate, (2) Shri Bibek Chaudhuri,(3) Smt. Madhumati Mitra, and (4) Shri Subhasis Dasgupta. Their inter-se seniority will be fixed as per existing practise
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