Centre clears transfer of Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan to Calcutta High Court [Read Notification]

Bar & Bench March 23 2019
Thottathil B Radhakrishnan

The Central Government has notified the transfer of Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan from the Telangana High Court to the Calcutta High Court.

As per a notification issued today, Chief Justice Radhakrishnan has to take charge as the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court by April 6, 2019. The notification states,

"In exercise of the powers conferred by conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, as Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and to direct him to assume charge of the office of the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on or before 06th April, 2019."

The Collegium, by its resolution of January 10, 2019, had proposed to transfer Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan to Calcutta High Court in the interest of better administration of justice. (Thottathil B Radhakrishnan)

The above proposal which was sent to the Central government was referred back to the Chief Justice of India for reconsideration. (Thottathil B Radhakrishnan)

However, last month, the Collegium stood by its earlier recommendation and reiterated the proposal, holding,

“While making aforesaid recommendation dated 10th January, 2019, the Collegium has already considered all aspects pointed out by the Government for seeking reconsideration thereof. Nothing new has been brought to our notice.”

The Centre has finally cleared the proposal.

Read the Notification:

Notification of Transfer of Shri Justice T.B.N. Radhakrishnan, CJ, Telangana HC as CJ, Calcutta HC