NEW DELHI: In a bid to fill vacancies in courts so as to resolve the issue of pendency of cases, the Supreme Court collegium has cleared 19 names of advocates as judges of the Madras, Karnataka and Calcutta high courts. The collegium also cleared names of 23 additional judges from the High Courts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Karnataka to be made permanent.
At a meeting on December 4, the collegium headed by CJI Dipak Misra cleared nine of the 11 lawyers recommended by the Madras HC for elevation as judges. Advocate AV Radhakrishnan was not considered since he is over 57 years old - above the age limit of 55 to be recommended for elevation. Advocate B Pugalendhi’s name was again sent for verification to the HC collegium. The cleared names are now being sent to the Law Ministry for processing.
For the Calcutta HC the collegium rejected Piush Chaturvedi’s name as his average professional income was below the prescribed minimum professional income. The collegium approved names of five Karnataka HC advocates despite objections from the CM and Governor’s office. Eighteen additional judges from the Madhya Pradesh HC, two judges from Jharkhand HC, two from Chhattisgarh HC and one from Karnataka HC were cleared for the permanent posts.
Picked For Elevation
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