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Proposal for appointment of following four Judicial Officers as Judges of the Orissa High Court:

  1. Shri Satya Narayan Mishra
  2. Shri Bibhu Prasad Routray
  3. Shri Gautam Sharma, and
  4. Shri Biranchi Narayan Mohanty.

AND;

Proposal for appointment of following eight Advocates as Judges of the Orissa High Court:

  1. Shri Gautam Mukherji,
  2. Shri Samir Kumar Mishra,
  3. Shri Prasanna Kumar Parhi,
  4. Ms. Savitri Ratho,
  5. Shri Prafulla Kumar Rath,
  6. Shri Durga Prasad Nanda,
  7. Shri Pravat Kumar Muduli, and
  8. Shri Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi.

On the basis of interaction and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Shri Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi, Advocate (mentioned at Sl. No. 8 above) is suitable for being appointed as Judge of the Orissa High Court.

As regards Ms. Savitri Ratho, (mentioned at Sl. No. 4 above), consideration of the proposal for her elevation is deferred for the present.

As regards S/Shri (1) Gautam Mukherji, (2) Samir Kumar Mishra, (3) Prasanna Kumar Parhi, (4) Prafulla Kumar Rath, (5) Durga Prasad Nanda, and (6) Pravat Kumar Muduli, Advocates, having regard to the material on record and all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that their cases deserve to be remitted to the High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.

Collegium is of the considered view that Shri Bibhu Prasad Routray, Judicial Officer (mentioned at Sl. No. 2 above) is suitable for being appointed as Judge of the Orissa High Court.

As regards S/Shri (1) Satya Narayan Mishra, (2) Gautam Sharma, and (3) Biranchi Narayan Mohanty, Judicial Officers, having regard to the material on record and all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that their cases deserve to be remitted to the High Court.


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Resolution dt. 03-10-2019]

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Proposal for appointment of following seven Judicial Officers as Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court:

1. Shri Satish Kumar Aggarwal,
2. Shri Ashok Kumar Verma,
3. Shri Sant Parkash Phutela,
4. Shri Karamjit Singh,
5. Shri Vivek Puri,
6. Mrs. Meenakshi I. Mehta, and
7. Mrs. Archana Puri

For the purpose of assessing merit and suitability of the above-named recommendees for elevation to the High Court, we have carefully scrutinized the material placed on record. On the basis of interaction and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that S/Shri (1) Ashok Kumar Verma, (2) Sant Parkash Phutela, (3) Karamjit Singh, (4) Vivek Puri, (5) Mrs. Meenakshi I. Mehta, and (6) Mrs. Archana Puri, Judicial Officers are suitable for being appointed as Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

As regards Shri Satish Kumar Aggarwal, having regard to the material on record and all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the
considered view that his case deserves to be remitted to the High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.

In view of the above, the Collegium resolves to recommend that S/Shri (1) Ashok Kumar Verma, (2) Sant Parkash Phutela, (3) Karamjit Singh, (4) Vivek Puri, (5) Mrs. Meenakshi I. Mehta, and (6) Mrs. Archana Puri, Judicial Officers, be appointed as Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice.


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Resolution dt. 26-09-2019]

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Proposal for appointment of following one Advocate and seven Judicial Officers, as Judges of the Bombay High Court

ADVOCATE:

1 Shri Amit B. Borkar,

JUDICIAL OFFICERS:

2 Shri M.G. Sewlikar,
3 Shri V.G. Bisht,
4 Shri B.U. Debadwar,
5 Ms. M.S. Jawalkar,
6 Shri S.P. Tavade,
7 Shri N.R. Borkar, and
8 Shri S.D. Kulkarni

For purpose of assessing merit and suitability of the above-named recommendees for elevation to the High Court, Collegium have carefully scrutinized the material including the observations made by the Department of Justice as well as complaints placed in the file against some of the above-named recommendees.

On the basis of interaction and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that (1) Shri Amit
B. Borkar, Advocate and S/Shri (2) M.G. Sewlikar, (3) V.G. Bisht, (4) B.U. Debadwar, (5) Ms. M.S. Jawalkar, (6) S.P. Tavade, (7) N.R. Borkar, and (8) S.D. Kulkarni, Judicial Officers are suitable for being appointed as Judges of the Bombay High Court.

The Collegium has duly taken note of the observation made in the file that three Judicial Officers viz. S/Shri B.U. Debadwar, S.P. Tavade, and S.D. Kulkarni had crossed the prescribed age limit of 58-1/2 years on the date of vacancies against which their names have been recommended.

In this regard, while approving the proposal for their elevation we have taken into account the fact that Bombay High Court is grappling with huge pendency of civil as well as criminal cases, as it is functioning with 67 Judges against the total Judge-strength of 94 (constituting about 29 per cent vacancies). 

In view of the above, the Collegium resolves to recommend that (1) Shri Amit B. Borkar, Advocate and S/Shri (2) M.G. Sewlikar, (3) V.G. Bisht, (4) B.U. Debadwar, (5) Ms. M.S. Jawalkar, (6) S.P. Tavade, (7) N.R. Borkar, and (8) S.D. Kulkarni, Judicial Officers, be appointed as judges of the Bombay High Court. 


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Resolution dt. 26-09-2019]

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Reconsideration of proposal for appointment of Justice A.A. Kureshi as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court

Collegium recommended that Justice A.A. Kureshi, senior-most Judge from Gujarat High Court be appointed as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

The said recommendation sent to the Government has been referred back to the Chief Justice of India.

On reconsideration the Collegium resolves to reiterate its earlier recommendation dated 10th May, 2019 with the modification that Justice A.A. Kureshi be appointed as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court.


Ministry of Law and Justice

[Collegium Resolution dt. 05-09-2019]

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Proposal for appointment of Justices (1) Rahul Chaturvedi, (2) Irshad Ali, and (3) Neeraj Tiwari, Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court, as Permanent Judges of that High Court.

With a view to assess merit and suitability of the above-named three Additional Judges for appointment as Permanent Judges, we have carefully scrutinized the material placed on record including certain complaints received against one of the above-named recommendees. On overall assessment based inter alia on the additional information received from the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, the observations made by the Department of Justice in the file and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the view that Justices (1) Irshad Ali, and (2) Neeraj Tiwari, Additional Judges, are suitable for being appointed as Permanent Judges.

As regards Justice Rahul Chaturvedi, having taken into consideration all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the view that his present term as Additional Judge be extended for a further period of six months.

In view of the above, the Collegium resolves to recommend that:

(A) Justices (1) Irshad Ali, and (2) Neeraj Tiwari, Additional Judges be appointed as Permanent Judges of the Allahabad High Court against the existing vacancies; and

(B) Justice Rahul Chaturvedi, be appointed as an Additional Judge for a fresh term of six months w.e.f. 22nd September, 2019.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 05-09-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Reconsideration of the proposal of transfer of Justice Vivek Agarwal, Judge, Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Collegium had recommended transfer of Justice Vivek Agarwal, Judge, Madhya Pradesh High Court, in the interest of better administration of justice, to Allahabad High Court.

Upon being requested to send his response in terms of the Memorandum of Procedure, Justice Vivek Agarwal requested to consider his posting within the State of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

On reconsideration, the Collegium is of the considered view that it is not possible to accede to his request. The Collegium, accordingly, reiterates its recommendation dated 28th August, 2019 for transfer of Justice Vivek Agarwal to Allahabad High Court.


[Collegium Resolution Dt. 03-09-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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The Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde, N.V. Ramana, Arun Mishra and R.F. Nariman, JJ.  resolves to recommend that Mr. Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar, Judge, Telangana High Court, be transferred, in the interest of better administration of justice, to Punjab & Haryana High Court.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 28-08-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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The Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A Bobde, N.V. Ramana, Arun Mishra and R.F. Nariman, JJ. resolves to recommend that Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Judge, Gauhati High Court, be transferred, in the interest of better administration of justice, to Bombay High Court.


Collegium Resolution

[Notification dt. 28-08-2019]

Supreme Court of India

 

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Recommendation of appointment of Justice Indrajit Mahanty as Chief Justice in Rajasthan High Court by the Supreme Court Collegium.

Office of the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court would be falling vacant shortly, consequent upon elevation of Justice S.Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice of that High Court to the Supreme Court, in terms of a separate recommendation made by the Collegium today. Therefore, appointment to that office is required to be made.

Justice Indrajit Mahanty is the senior-most Judge from Orissa High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Bombay High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice Indrajit Mahanty is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


Collegium Resolution

Supreme Court of India

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Supreme Court Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A Bobde and N. V. Ramana, JJ. recommends the appointment of Justice Ravi Shankar as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Justice Ravi Shankar Jha is a senior puisne Judge from Madhya Pradesh High Court and has been functioning there since his elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Mr. Justice Ravi Shankar Jha is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 28-08-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Supreme Court Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A Bobde, N.V. Ramana, Arun Mishra and R.F. Nariman, JJ. recommends the following Chief Justices of 4 High Courts for elevation to the Supreme Court:

1) Justice Krishna Murari – Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court

2) Justice S Ravindra Bhat – Rajasthan High Court

3) Justice V Ramasubramanian – Himachal Pradesh High Court

4) Justice Hrishikesh Roy – Kerala High Court


Collegium Resolution

[Notification Dt. 30-08-2019]

[Supreme Court of India]

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Proposal for appointment of following 19 Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court, as Permanent Judges of that High Court:

1. Justice Rajiv Joshi
2. Justice Rahul Chaturvedi
3. Justice Salil Kumar Rai
4. Justice Jayant Banerji
5. Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan
6. Justice Irshad Ali
7. Justice Saral Srivastava
8. Justice Jahangir Jamshed Munir
9. Justice Rajiv Gupta
10. Justice Siddharth
11. Justice Ajit Kumar
12. Justice Rajnish Kumar
13. Justice Abdul Moin
14. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh
15. Justice Rajeev Misra
16. Justice Vivek Kumar Singh
17. Justice Chandra Dhari Singh
18. Justice Ajay Bhanot
19. Justice Neeraj Tiwari

With a view to assess merit and suitability of the above-named recommendees for appointment as Permanent Judges, Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. carefully scrutinized the material placed on record including certain complaints received against some of the above-named recommendees.

Therefore, the Collegium is of the view that Justices (1) Rajiv Joshi, (2) Salil Kumar Rai, (3) Jayant Banerji, (4) Rajesh Singh Chauhan, (5) Saral Srivastava, (6) Jahangir Jamshed Munir, (7) Rajiv Gupta, (8) Siddharth, (9) Ajit Kumar, (10) Rajnish Kumar, (11) Abdul Moin, (12) Dinesh Kumar Singh, (13) Rajeev Misra, (14) Vivek Kumar Singh, (15) Chandra Dhari Singh, and (16) Ajay Bhanot, Additional Judges, are suitable for being appointed as Permanent Judges. 

As regards Justices (1) Rahul Chaturvedi, (2) Irshad Ali and (3) Neeraj Tiwari, the Collegium is of the considered view that consideration of their proposal deserves to be deferred.

Thus, Collegium resolves to recommend the above-stated Additional Judges to be appointed as Permanent Judges of the Allahabad High Court against the existing vacancies.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 30-07-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Proposal for appointment of following 9 Advocates as Judges of the Rajasthan High Court, but only 2 Judges were recommended to be appointed as Judges of the Rajasthan High Court.

Following are the names that were suggested:

1. Shri Mahendra Goyal
2. Shri Anurag Sharma
3. Shri Farzand Ali
4. Shri Manish Shishodia
5. Shri Ashvin Garg
6. Shri Rajeev Purohit
7. Shri Sachin Acharya
8. Shri Sanjay Jhanwar and
9. Smt. Anita Aggarwal

On the basis of interaction, the material on record and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. is of the considered view that S/Shri (1) Mahendra Goyal and (2) Farzand Ali, Advocates are suitable for being appointed as Judges of the Rajasthan High Court.

As regards Shri Manish Shishodia, the Collegium is of the considered view that his name deserves to be deferred.

As regards S/Shri (1) Anurag Sharma, (2) Ashvin Garg, (3) Rajeev Purohit, (4) Sachin Acharya, (5) Sanjay Jhanwar and (6) Smt. Anita Aggarwal, having regard to the material on record and all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that their cases deserve to be remitted to the High Court.

Therefore, Collegium resolves to recommend that S/Shri (1) Mahendra Goyal and (2) Farzand Ali, Advocates, be appointed
as Judges of the Rajasthan High Court. 


[Collegium Resolution dt. 24-07-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Proposal for the appointment of following 4 Advocates as Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court and 3 Advocates as Judges of the Telangana High Court:

1 Shri R. Raghunandan Rao (A.P.),
2 Shri T. Vinod Kumar (Telangana),
3 Shri Battu Devanand (A.P.),
4 Shri D. Ramesh (A.P.),
5 Shri A. Abhishek Reddy (Telangana),
6 Shri N. Jayasurya (A.P.) and
7 Shri K. Lakshman (Telangana)

On the basis of interaction, material on record and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. is of the considered view that S/Shri (1) R. Raghunandan Rao, (2) T. Vinod Kumar, (3) Battu Devanand, (4) D. Ramesh, (5) A. Abhishek Reddy, (6) N. Jayasurya and (7) K. Lakshman are suitable for being elevated to the High Court Bench.

Therefore, in view of the above, the Collegium resolves to recommend that:

(i) S/Shri (1) R. Raghunandan Rao, (2) Battu Devanand, (3) D. Ramesh and (4) N. Jayasurya be appointed as Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice; and

(ii) S/Shri (1) T. Vinod Kumar, (2) A. Abhishek Reddy and (3) K. Lakshman be appointed as Judges of the Telangana High Court. Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 25-07-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Proposal for appointment of 8 Advocates, as Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court:

1. Shri Jasgurpreet Singh Puri,
2. Shri Suvir Sehgal,
3. Shri Girish Agnihotri,
4. Mrs. Alka Sarin,
5. Shri Inder Pal Singh Doabia,
6. Shri Kamal Sehgal,
7. Shri Puneet Bali and
8. Shri Vikas Bahl

On the basis of interaction, material on record and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. is of the considered view that S/Shri (1) Jasgurpreet Singh Puri, (2) Suvir Sehgal, (3) Girish Agnihotri, (4) Mrs. Alka Sarin, and (5) Kamal Sehgal are suitable for being appointed as Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court.

As regards S/Shri (1) Puneet Bali and (2) Vikas Bahl (mentioned at Sl. Nos.7 and 8 above), the Collegium is of the considered view that consideration of the proposal for their elevation deserves to be deferred. Collegium was also of the view that  Shri Inder Pal Singh Doabia deserves to be remitted to the High Court.

Therefore, the Collegium resolves to recommend that S/Shri (1) Jasgurpreet Singh Puri, (2) Suvir Sehgal, (3) Girish Agnihotri, (4) Mrs. Alka Sarin, and (5) Kamal Sehgal, Advocates be appointed as Judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. 


[Collegium Resolution dt. 25-07-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Proposal for appointment of following three Additional Judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court, as Permanent Judges of that High Court:

1. Justice Sharad Kumar Gupta,
2. Justice Ram Prasanna Sharma, and
3. Justice Arvind Singh Chandel

“Since the tenure of the above-named Additional Judges is due to expire very shortly on 26th June, 2019, the Collegium recommends that pending final decision to be taken by the Collegium in the matter after verification of the above-mentioned inputs, S/Shri Justices Sharad Kumar Gupta, Ram Prasanna Sharma, and Arvind Singh Chandel be appointed as Additional Judges for a fresh term of six months w.e.f. 27th June, 2019.”


[Resolution dt. 12-06-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Justice A.A. Kureshi is the senior-most Judge from Gujarat High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Bombay High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice A. A Kureshi is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Resolution dt. 10-05-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

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Justice D.N. Patel is a senior puisne Judge from Gujarat High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Jharkhand High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice D.N. Patel is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Resolution dt. 10-05-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

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Appointment of following four Judicial Officers as Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court and three Judicial Officers as Judges of the Telangana High Court:

1 Ms. B.S. Bhanumathi (A.P.)
2 Shri Ch. Manavendranath Roy (A.P.)
3 Smt. P. Sree Sudha (Telangana)
4 Shri M.Venkata Ramana (A.P.)
5 Smt. C. Sumalatha (Telangana)
6 Shri A. Hari Haranadha Sarma (A.P.)
7 Shri N. Tukaramji (Telangana)

In order to ascertain suitability of the above-named recommendees mentioned at Sl. Nos. 3, 5 and 7 above, for elevation to the Telangana High Court, we have consulted our colleague conversant with the affairs of the Telangana High Court.

As regards recommendees at Sl. Nos. 1, 2, 4, and 6 above, there is no sitting Judge in the Supreme Court outside the Collegium for being consulted for this purpose.

“The Collegium is of the considered view that S/Shri (1) Ch. Manavendranath Roy, and (2) M. Venkata Ramana (mentioned at Sl. Nos. 2 and 4 above) are suitable for being appointed as Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.”

As regards (1) Ms. B.S. Bhanumathi, (2) Smt. P. Sree Sudha, (3) Smt. C. Sumalatha (4) Shri A. Hari Haranadha Sarma, and (5) Shri N. Tukaramji (mentioned at Sl. Nos.1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 above), consideration of the proposal for their elevation is deferred for the present.

Collegium resolves to recommend that S/Shri (1) Ch. Manavendranath Roy, and (2) M. Venkata Ramana, Judicial Officers, be appointed as Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice.


Collegium Resolutions

[Dated: 15-04-2019]

Supreme Court of India

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Appointment of Justice P.R. Ramachandra Menon, Judge, Kerala High Court as Chief Justice in Chhattisgarh High Court.

Collegium comprising of Ranjana Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ., recommends the appointment of Justice P.R. Ramachandra Menon who is the senior-most Judge from Kerala High Court and has been functioning there since his elevation as Judge of that High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Justice P.R. Ramachandra Menon suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.

While making the above recommendation, the Collegium is conscious of the fact that consequent upon the proposed appointment, there will be two Chief Justices from Kerala High Court.


[Dated: 8-04-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

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