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