Collegium recommends three lawyers for appointment as judges of Kerala High CourtMarch 25 2019
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of three lawyers for appointment as judges of Kerala High Court.
The three lawyers are Conrad Stansilaus Dias, Mohammed Nias CP and Paul KK.
The above names were recommended by the then Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on April 12, 2018, after consultation with his two seniormost colleagues and with the concurrence of the Chief Minister and the Governor of Kerala.
In order to ascertain the suitability of the above-named candidates, the Collegium consulted with the brother judges conversant with the affairs of the Kerala High Court. The Collegium also scrutinized the material placed in the file including the observations made by the Department of Justice. Besides, it also had an interaction with each of the candidates.
The resolution reads:
“For purpose of assessing merit and suitability of the above-named recommendees for elevation to the High Court, we have carefully scrutinized the material placed in the file including the observations made by the Department of Justice therein. Apart from this, we considered it appropriate to have interaction with all the recommendees.”
Based on the above, the Collegium found that the three lawyers are suitable for elevation as judges of Kerala High Court.
“On the basis of interaction and having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that S/Shri (1) Conrad Stansilaus Dias, (2) Mohammed Nias C.P., and (3) Paul K.K., are suitable for being appointed as Judges of the Kerala High Court.
In view of the above, the Collegium resolves to recommend that S/Shri (1) Conrad Stansilaus Dias, (2) Mohammed Nias C.P., and (3) Paul K.K., Advocates, be appointed as Judges of the Kerala High Court.”
Read the resolution below.Collegium resolution kerala hc
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