The appointments will not happen in one go and will take place in batches, the sources indicated.
Supreme Court Collegium recommends re-transfer of Justice Joymalya Bagchi from Andhra HC to Calcutta HC
Justice Bagchi, who was elevated as a judge of the Calcutta HC in 2011, was transferred to the Andhra Pradesh HC earlier this year.
The statement said Justice Subhash Chand of the Allahabad High Court has been recommended to be sent to the Jharkhand High Court.
Whether the Centre will accept the recommendation remains to be seen, as it had spiked an earlier proposal to appoint him as chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Supreme Court said this while imposing a cost of Rs 5 lakh on an advocate for abusing the court proceedings by trying to stop the elevation of a judge.
They include reiteration of recommendation to govt for elevation of 12 to five high courts
The names for elevation were made for the high courts of Delhi, Calcutta, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Kerala, the sources said without elaborating.
Justice Chanda had on July 7 recused himself from hearing a petition by the Trinamool Congress chief challenging the election of Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari.
Senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha, whose name if cleared, would became the sixth lawyer to be elevated to the apex court bench directly from the Bar.
Significantly, no appointment has been made after the superannuation of the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi on March 19, 2019.
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.
Union law ministry sends back recommendations to the Collegium; CJI to hold fresh round of talks with big four today.