The OHCBA’s executive body had first passed a resolution on April 25 opposing recommendation of names of advocates who purportedly did not practice regularly in the High Court.
Sources in the government said the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium is under process and no decision has been taken.
Apex Court rejects Centre’s objections against elevating four of them
In a significant development, Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, senior-most judge of the Telangana High Court, was transferred as judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
They are Ashok Kumar Verma, Sant Parkash Phutela, Karamjit, Vivek Puri, Meenakshi I Mehta and Archana Puri.
CJ Vijaya Tahilramani had tendered her resignation on September 6, after she was transferred to the Meghalaya High Court.
The High Court premises, which is normally busy, wore a deserted look following the boycott by advocates.
The unease in the legal fraternity over the yardstick for promotions and transfers ordered by the Supreme Court collegium appears to be escalating with each passing day.
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice JK Maheswari be appointed as Chief Justice (CJ) in Andhra Pradesh High Court.
According to the resolutions uploaded on the apex court website, the Collegium headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi considered 35 names for their appointment as judges of these high courts.
The apex court expressed anguish that judicial officers in places away from the national capital have to work in difficult conditions.
The Collegium has deferred its decision on the proposal for elevation of four other advocates -- Krishnendu Datta, Saurabh Kirpal, Priya Kumar, and Sanjoy Ghose.
Supreme Court Collegium met today to deliberate on several issues, including reconsidering the name of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph for elevation to the top court.
Going a step ahead, Congress said the collegium could even slap a contempt of court notice on the government if it does not follow the recommendation a second time.
The move comes a day after government cleared appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as Supreme Court judge and kept in abeyance a decision on Joseph, who heads the Uttarakhand High Court.