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Collegium Resolution

The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of Justice Manish Choudhury, Additional Judge of Gauhati High Court as Permanent Judge of that High Court.


Supreme Court Collegium

[Collegium Resolution dt. 15-10-2020]

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Collegium Resolution

Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of following Additional Judges of Gauhati High Court as Permanent Judges of that High Court:

1. Justice Sanjay Kumar Medhi, and

2. Justice Nani Tagia.


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Resolution dt. 12-10-2020]

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Supreme Court Collegium approves the proposal for the elevation of Rajesh Kumar Bhardwaj, Advocate, as Judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court.


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Statement dt. 17-08-2020]

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Collegium Statement

Supreme Court Collegium approves the proposal for elevation of the following Judicial Officers, as Judges of the Allahabad High Court:

  • Sanjay Kumar Pachori,
  • Subhash Chandra Sharma,
  • Subhash Chand, and
  • Saroj Yadav.

Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Statement st. 14-08-2020]

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Collegium Statement

Supreme Court Collegium approves the proposal for elevation of the following Advocates as Judges of the Gujarat High Court:

  • Vaibhavi Devang Nanavati,
  • Nirzarkumar Sushilkumar Desai, and
  • Nikhil Shreedharan Kariel.

Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Statement dt. 14-08-2020]

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The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of following Additional Judges of Kerala High Court as Permanent Judges of that High Court:

1. Justice V.G. Arun,

2. Justice N. Nagaresh,

3. Justice T.V. Anilkumar, and

4. Justice N. Anil Kumar.


Supreme Court Collegium

[Collegium Statement dt. 21-07-2020]

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Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for elevation of the following Judicial Officers as Judges of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court:

1. Shri Vinod Chatterji Koul,
2. Shri Sanjay Dhar, and
3. Shri Puneet Gupta.


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Statement dt. 19-02-2020]

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Supreme Court Collegium recommends the following transfers of High Courts Judges:

S. No. Name of Judge High Court

From

High Court

To

1. Dr Justice S. Muralidhar Delhi Punjab & Haryana
2. Mr Justice Ranjit V.

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Bombay Meghalaya
3. Mr Justice Ravi

Vijaykumar Malimath

Karnataka Uttarakhand

 


Supreme Court of India

[Collegium Statement dt. 19-02-2020]

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Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of following five Additional Judges of Karnataka High Court as Permanent Judges of that High Court:

  1. Justice Dixit Krishna Shripad,
  2. Justice Shankar Ganapathi Pandit,
  3. Justice Ramakrishna Devdas,
  4. Justice Bhotanhosur Mallikarjuna Shyam Prasad, and
  5. Justice Siddappa Sunil Dutt Yadav.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 17-12-2019]

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The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15-10-2019 has decided to recommend transfer of Mr. Justice Rakesh Kumar, Judge, Patna High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court.


Supreme Court of India

Collegium

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The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15-10-2019, after taking into consideration the material on record, has approved the proposal for elevation of Shri Wanlura Diengdoh, Judicial Officer, as Judge of the Meghalaya High Court.


Supreme Court of India

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The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15-10-2019, on reconsideration and in the modification of its earlier recommendations dated 28-08-2019, has decided to recommend the following transfers:

S.

No.

Name of the Chief Justice / Judge

High Court

From

High Court

To

1.

A.P. Sahi, Chief Justice Patna Madras

2.

A.K. Mittal, Chief Justice Meghalaya

Madhya Pradesh

3. Sanjay Karol, Chief Justice Tripura

Patna


Supreme Court of India

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The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15-10-2019, after taking into consideration the material on record, has approved the proposal for elevation of the following persons as Judges of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court:

1. Moksha Kazmi (Khajuria), Advocate; and
2. Rajnesh Oswal, Advocate


Supreme Court of India

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Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15-10-2019, after taking into consideration the material on record, has approved the proposal for elevation of the following persons as Judges of the Gauhati High Court:

1. Soumitra Saikia, Advocate;

2. Parthivjyoti Saikia, Judicial Officer; and

3. S. Hukato Swu, Judicial Officer.


Supreme Court of India

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Reconsideration of the proposal for appointment of following four Advocates, as Judges of the Karnataka High Court:

  1. Shri Savanur Vishwajith Shetty,
  2. Shri Maralur Indrakumar Arun,
  3. Shri Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal, and
  4. Shri Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh.

As regards Shri Savanur Vishwajith Shetty, his name has been sent back by the Department of Justice to the Collegium for reconsideration with the following observations:

“There is a complaint against Shri Savanur Vishwajith Shettythat he is having nexus with the underworld and land mafia which indulged in extortion.”

In view of the above, the Collegium is inclined to take the view that the allegations in the complaint dated Nil on the basis of which his name has been sent back for reconsideration are not tenable. The Collegium, therefore, resolves to reiterate its recommendation dated 25th March, 2019 for the elevation of Shri Savanur Vishwajith Shetty as Judge of the Karnataka High Court.

As regards Shri Maralur Indrakumar Arun, his name has been sent back by the Department of Justice to the Collegium for reconsideration with the following observations:

“There is a complaint against Shri Maralur Indrakumar Arunstating that he does not have a clean and transparent professional career and indulges in corrupt practices.”

In view of the above, the Collegium is inclined to take the view that the allegations in the complaint dated Nil in light of which his name has been sent back for reconsideration are not tenable. The Collegium, therefore, resolves to reiterate its recommendation dated 25thMarch, 2019 for the elevation of Shri Maralur Indrakumar Arun as Judge of the Karnataka High Court.

As regards Shri Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal, his name has been sent back by the Department of Justice to the Collegium for reconsideration with the following observation:

“Shri Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal has limited practice in the High Court.”

Collegium resolves to reiterate its recommendation dated 25th March, 2019 for the elevation of Shri Mohammed Ghouse Shukure Kamal as Judge of the Karnataka High Court.

As regards Shri Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh, his name has been sent back by the Department of Justice to the Collegium for reconsideration, inter alia, on the ground that he is one of the parties to disputes in High Court.

The basis on which the Government has sent back the name of Shri Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh for reconsideration to the Collegium is apparently not tenable.

Collegium, therefore, resolves to reiterate its recommendation dated 25th March, 2019 for elevation of Shri Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh as Judge of the Karnataka High Court.

Having regard to acute shortage of Judges in Karnataka High Court it would be appropriate if the above proposal is processed expeditiously.


Supreme Court of India

[Notification dt. 03-10-2019]

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In view of decisions of the Supreme Court of India starting from First Judge’s case (S.P.Gupta v. Union of India, 1981 Supp SCC 87), Second Judge’s case: Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association v. Union of India  (1993) 4 SCC 441; Third Judge’s Case : Re Special Reference No. 1 of 1998- (1998) 7 SCC 739 and the latest judgment in case of National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) case (Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association v. Union of India, (2016) 5 SCC 1), the Supreme Court Collegium controls the appointment of judges of higher judiciary in the country i.e. the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

WHEREAS the Collegium by its Resolution dated 10th May 2019 recommended the appointment of Justice A. A. Kureshi as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court;

WHEREAS the Government failed to act upon the Collegium’s recommendation for a period of four months;

WHEREAS the Government only acted on the said recommendation when compelled to do so in light of the proceedings instituted by the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association before the Supreme Court of India;

WHEREAS the Collegium’s recommendation was referred back to the Chief Justice of India vide two communications dated 23rd August 2019 and 27th August 2019, along with accompanying material;

WHEREAS the contents of these communications dated 23rd August 2019 and 27th August 2019 and the accompanying material whilst being placed before the three senior-most members of the Collegium have not been made available to the public;

AND WHEREAS, the Collegium thereafter published on 20th September 2019, its decision dated 5th September 2019 reconsidering the said recommendation. The Collegium modified the original recommendation of 10th May 2019, and recommended the appointment

Bombay Bar Association, therefore, resolves as follows:
This Association expresses serious concerns and strongly disapproves the Collegium’s manner of decision-making pertaining to the elevation of Justice A. A. Kureshi as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court and the modification of earlier recommendation at the behest of the Government of India.

This Association believes that the modification of the Collegium’s recommendation in the case of Justice A. A. Kureshi, at the behest of the Government, undermines the independence of the judiciary and would have an adverse effect on the functioning of the judiciary as a whole and the ability of judges to discharge their constitutional functions without fear or favour. This Association views with grave apprehension the opaque procedure adopted by the Collegium relating to the elevation of Justice A. A. Kureshi as Chief Justice.

This Association believes that the disclosure of reasons behind the Collegium’s recommendations (and any modifications thereof) is necessary, and would subserve the interests of the judiciary and the administration of justice.
This Association further strongly disapproves the manner in which the Government has interfered with the Collegium’s decision-making in respect of the appointment of Justice A.A.Kureshi in particular and appointments, elevation or transfer of Judges in general thereby threatening the independence of the judiciary.


Bombay Bar Association

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STATEMENT

Certain reports relating to recommendations recently made by the Collegium regarding transfer of Chief Justices/Judges of the High Courts have appeared in the media.

As directed, it is stated that each of the recommendations for transfer was made for cogent reasons after complying with the required procedure in the interest of better administration of justice. Though it would not be in the interest of the institution to disclose the reasons for transfer, if found necessary, the Collegium will have no hesitation in disclosing the same.

Further each of the recommendations was made after full and complete deliberations and the same were unanimously agreed upon by the Collegium.


Supreme Court of India

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As the office of the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court would be falling vacant shortly, consequent upon elevation of Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice of that High Court to the Supreme Court, in terms of a separate recommendation made by the Collegium today. Therefore, the appointment to that office is required to be made.

Justice S. Manikumar is the senior-most Judge from Madras High Court and has been functioning there since his elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice S. Manikumar is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


Collegium Resolution dt. 28-08-2019

Supreme Court of India

 

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Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A Bobde and N. V. Ramana, JJ. recommends the appointment of Justice L. Narayana Swamy as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court. 

Justice L. Narayana Swamy is the senior-most Judge from Karnataka High Court and has been functioning there since his elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice L. Narayana Swamy is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.

While making the above recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that at present there is no Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.


[Collegium resolution dt. 28-08-2019]

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

Having taken into consideration all relevant factors including the above-mentioned report of the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court, the Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. resolves to reiterate its recommendation dated 8-04-2019 for the appointment of Justices (1) Sharad Kumar Gupta, (2) Ram Prasanna Sharma, and (3) Arvind Singh Chandel, Additional Judges as Permanent Judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court.


[Collegium Resolution dt. 31-07-2019]

Supreme Court of India