NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the elevation of four judges as chief justices of the high courts of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana.
A three-member collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi recommended Justice D N Patel’s appointment as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court since incumbent Chief Justice Rajendra Menon is set to retire.
Likewise, promotions of justices A A Kureshi, V Ramasubramanian and R S Chauhan as chief justices of high courts of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana respectively have been recommended.
Justice Ramasubramanian is the senior-most judge of the Madras High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in the Telangana High Court. While recommending his elevation, a collegium said it had taken into consideration the fact that at present there is only one chief justice from the Madras High Court.
In Telangana, the post of CJ for the recently constituted separate high court has been vacant. The collegium proposed promoting Telangana’s acting Chief Justice Chauhan as its first Chief Justice.
Justice Kureshi, the senior-most judge of the Gujarat High Court and at present functioning on transfer in the Bombay High Court, is proposed to be elevated as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court since incumbent Justice S K Seth is due for retirement, the resolution said.