Supreme Court collegium clears 44 names for HCs

Supreme Court collegium clears 44 names for HCs”

The collegium - comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and the two senior-most judges, justices J Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi - recommended the appointments.

The decision is expected to ease some pressure on the high court's judges, as 37 posts of judges out of 62 sanctioned positions were lying vacant.

The case of advocate B. Pugalendhi for elevation to the Madras High Court has been deferred for the present in the light of "certain adverse but unconfirmed inputs" received by the Collegium, the note said. Nine high courts are without full-time chief justices and there are six existing vacancies in the Supreme Court also. Similarly, even Governor Vajubhai Vala had raised objections over efficiency of some candidates but had not specified the names. The SC collegium, which considered a total of 10 names sent by the Karnataka high court, has remitted back the names of GS Kannur, KN Phanindra, K Aravind Kamath and Naga Prasanna to the chief justice of Karnataka HC to be considered afresh by the HC collegium. We find that the allegations made therein are frivolous and / or malicious in nature and appear to have been made with an ulterior motive to put spoke in the wheel of judicial appointment process.

While one candidate, whose name was recommended by the Chhattisgarh HC collegium for appointment as Permanent Judge, has already retired, one lawyer-candidate of Calcutta HC was rejected for not meeting the income criteria. The chief minister had advised that the entire proposal be returned to the high court for reconsideration.

The collegium rejected the name of Advocate Piush Chaturvedi as "his average professional income is well below the prescribed minimum professional income limit". Advocates C Emalias, PT Asha, M Nirmal Kumar, Subramonium Prasad, Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, N Anand Venkatesh, GK Ilanthiraiyan, Krishnan Ramasamy, and C Saravanan were elevated as judges of Madras High Court.

Among the 10 advocates recommended by the high court on January 13 for appointment, advocate Kasaravalli Chythanya Keshavamurthy was not found "suitable for elevation" in view of "material on record". One name was turned down because the person was older than 55, the maximum prescribed age for advocates recommended for elevation to the high court, said The Indian Express report.

However, it said, "Assessment of performance of the persons recommended is done objectively by the judiciary at the high court and Supreme Court level; and as far as integrity, character and conduct etc are concerned, Intelligence Bureau, on verification, has reported that the recommendees enjoy a good personal and professional image and nothing adverse has come to the notice against their integrity". The Collegium, on the same day, recommended advocate Arindam Lodh for appointment as judge in the Tripura High Court.

Of the 25 additional judges to be made permanent, as many as 18 are from the Madhya Pradesh High Court, two each from the Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh and Himachal Pradesh HCs, and one from the Karnataka HC.

Like this



12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

11 April 2018
England All-rounder David Willey Replaces Kedar Jadhav
He has two centuries and seven half centuries to his name, which have come while playing in various T20 leagues across the world. With an experience of more than 140 T20 matches, David will prove out to be the Trump Card of Chennai Super Kings this season.

27 March 2018
The Growth of Online Gaming and Betting Companies
Even though brick and mortar casinos make offers to gamblers, they do not come anywhere close to what is offered on the wide web. Alternatively, they can be used to learn about the game and the features it comes with as well as the strategies that work best.

15 March 2018
Server Requirements for Mass Mailing
The first means that the error occurred on the receiving side: maybe the client's account was blocked, or something else happened. Running your own email server may sound like a science fiction, and it may seem that it’s impossible to handle such thing.

07 December 2017
Tata Motors' e-mobility drive: Rolls out Tigor EV from Sanand
Tata Motors might have secured an order of 10,000 Tata Tigor EV cars but it was not the only one in the race. Tata Tigor EV comes with no noticeable visual change when compared to its fossil fuel variants.

07 December 2017
Becky Vardy says 'so many scenes' with Iain weren't shown
She was even asked by some fans to step down as the mental health ambassador of a United Kingdom charity YoungMinds. Vardy said: "I cried when I found out".

07 December 2017
Senior North Korean diplomat meets United Nations political affairs chief
Secretary General Antonio Guterres had, on several occasions, expressed his willingness to broker talks between North Korea and the global community.

07 December 2017
Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland
Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down. Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also.

07 December 2017
Friday snow in the sky but will it stick on the ground?
This second chance of snow comes with another blast of cold air as lows by Monday morning dip all the way down to the lower 20s. With temperatures above freezing and ground temperatures very warm, no accumulations of any sleet or snow are not likely.

13 September 2017
Casino "SL Casino Riga" of Storm International chain to open in Riga
Guests could relax playing the most popular slots, roulette and video poker, as well as enjoy original entertaining show programs. The interiors are made in soft colors and the muffled lighting is done to create an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation.