Eight judges have been promoted. (signal picture)
Eight judges were on Saturday elevated as chief justices of various high courts. The Law Ministry said that five chief justices have also been transferred to different high courts. Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal was elevated as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. According to a list published by the Department of Justice in the Ministry of Law, Justice Ranjit V More of Meghalaya has been made the Chief Justice of the same High Court.
Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma has been elevated as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court. Justice Prakash Srivastava of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has been made the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court. Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice RV Malimath will now be the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi of Allahabad High Court will be the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Similarly, Justice Arvind Kumar of the Karnataka High Court has been elevated as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.
Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra of the Chhattisgarh High Court has been made the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Chief Justice of Tripura High Court Justice AA Qureshi has been transferred as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court. Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Justice Inderjit Mahanti has been appointed as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court. Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Mohammad Rafiq has been made the new Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court. Justice Vishwanath Somaddar, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court. Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice AK Goswami has been made Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court.
judicial officers and four advocates promoted as judges
Last day, the Supreme Court Collegium had approved the elevation of a judicial officer as a judge in the Rajasthan High Court. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, approved the proposal to elevate Judicial Officer Shubha Mehta as a judge in the Rajasthan High Court in the meeting. In addition, the collegium in its October 6 meeting had approved the proposal to promote four advocates as judges in the Rajasthan High Court. The advocates whose names have been proposed include Kuldeep Mathur, Manish Sharma, Rekha Borana and Sameer Jain. The judgments were uploaded on the apex court’s website. Apart from Justice Ramana, Justice U U Lalit and Justice AM Khanwilkar are part of the three-member collegium that takes decisions in respect of High Court judges.
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