Collegium recommends 16 Additional Judges of Allahabad HC for appointment as Permanent Judges

Bar & Bench July 31 2019
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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of 16 additional judges of the Allahabad High as permanent judges of the High Court.

A Collegium resolution passed on July 30 intimates that the following judges be made permanent judges of the High Court, i.e Justices,

  • Rajiv Joshi
  • Salil Kumar Rai
  • Jayant Banerji
  • ajesh Singh Chauhan
  • Saral Srivastava
  • Jahangir Jamshed Munir
  • Rajiv Gupta
  • Siddharth
  • Ajit Kumar
  • Rajnish Kumar
  • Abdul Moin
  • Dinesh Kumar Singh
  • Rajeev Misra
  • Vivek Kumar Singh
  • Chandra Dhari Singh
  • Ajay Bhanot

The recommendation was made after having regard to the material on record, consultation with colleagues conversant with the High Court's affairs and an evaluation of the judgments passed by these judges. The resolution also intimates that there were certain "unconfirmed inputs touching upon conduct / behaviour of some of the recommendees". However, the Collegium did not find any substance in them.

By the same resolution, the Collegium has also deferred the recommending of three other names proposed for appointment as permanent judges of the Allahabad High Court, i.e. those of Justices Rahul Chaturvedi, Irshad Ali and Neeraj Tiwari. As regards making these additional judges permanent judges, the Supreme Court Collegium has said,

"The proposals would be taken up for consideration on receipt of certain additional information from the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court."

A separate Collegium resolution passed the same day offers similar reasons for deferring the proposal to make Justice Virendra Kumar-II a permanent judge of the High Court. As noted in the resolution,

"Having regard to the material on record, the Collegium is of the considered view that consideration of his proposal deserves to be deferred. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly. The proposal would be taken up for consideration on receipt of certain additional information from the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court."

[Read the Resolutions]

Allahabad HC Permanent Judges - Collegium Resolutions - July 30

 

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