Centre notifies appointment of Vishnukumar Prabhudas Patel as Judge, Gujarat High CourtJanuary 11 2019
After the Supreme Court Collegium reiterated its recommendation to elevate judicial officer, Vishnukumar Prabhudas Patel as a judge of the Gujarat High Court, the Central Government has notified his appointment today.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Vishnukumar Prabhudas Patel, to be a Judge of the Gujarat High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.", the Notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice reads.
In its meeting held on December 4 last year, the Collegium had reiterated its earlier recommendation of April 2018 to elevate Patel for elevation as a High Court judge. The resolution stated,
“The proposal in respect of one Advocate and four Judicial Officers was approved by the Supreme Court Collegium on 19th April, 2018. While other recommendees stand appointed by the Government as Judges of the High Court, the proposal in respect of Shri Patel having been withheld, has been referred back to the Chief Justice of India for reconsideration in light of the observations made in the file.”.
The Collegium Resolution had urged that the recommendation be processed expeditiously by the Central Government.
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