Collegium recommends Additional Judges of three High Courts be made Permanent Judges

Bar & Bench April 9 2019
Madhya Pradesh High court

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that three judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court and two judges each of the Jharkhand and Gauhati High Courts be made permanent judges of their respective High Courts. Three resolutions to this effect were passed yesterday.

In order to ascertain the merit and suitability for being made permanent judges, the Collegium records that it consulted with colleagues familiar with the affairs of the High Courts, the material on record and inputs from the Department of Justice. Further, the Collegium also considered reports compiled by a two-judge Committee on the judgments passed by the additional judges.

In view of the same, the Collegium has recommended that the following additional judges be made permanent.

Chhattisgarh High Court

  1. Sharad Kumar Gupta
  2. Ram Prasanna Sharma
  3. Arvind Singh Chande

All three judges were elevated as additional judges of the High Court in June 2017. In January this year, the High Court Collegium had recommended that they be made permanent judges.

Jharkhand High Court

  1. Bimlendu Bhushan Mangalmurti
  2. Anil Kumar Choudhary

Both judges were appointed as additional judges of the High Court in May 2017. It was recommended that their appointment be made permanent by the High Court Collegium in January this year.

Gauhati High Court

  1. Hitesh Kumar Sarma
  2. Mir Alfaz Ali

Both judges were appointed as additional judges of the High Court in May 2017. It was recommended that their appointment be made permanent by the High Court Collegium in February this year. The Collegium also records that there were certain complaints made against one of the recommended judges. However, it appears that there was no merit found to these complaints. Accordingly, it has been recommended that both judges be made permanent judges of the Gauhati High Court.

Read the Resolutions below.

Chattisgarh High Court:

3. 2019-April 08 - 3 Pmt JJ- CHHATTISGARH

Jharkhand High Court:

2. 2019-April 08 - 2 Pmt JJ- JHARKHAND

Gauhati High Court:

1. 2019-April 08 - 2 Pmt JJ- GAUHATI

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