KOCHI: The Supreme Court Collegium has decided to elevate Kerala High Court Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan as a judge of the Apex Court. Two Chief Justices of other High Courts and one advocate from the Supreme Court bar also will be elevated.
Sources from the Supreme Court confirmed the decision regarding the appointment and said that the notification appointing Justice Ashok Bhushan as Supreme Court judge will be issued soon.
Elevated as a permanent Judge of the Allahabad High court on April 24, 2001, Bhushan has also served as Chairman, Higher Judicial Service Committee, and headed several other committees. He was transferred to the Kerala High Court and sworn in as a judge on July 10, 2014, and took charge as Acting Chief Justice the next month. He was sworn in as the Chief Justice on March 26,2015.
Bhushan enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on April 6, 1979. He started practice in Civil law at Allahabad High Court till the elevation to the Bench. He also served as Standing Counsel of Allahabad University, State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and several Municipal Boards, Banks & Educational institutions. Bhushan was also elected as Senior Vice-President of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association.