Justice V Ramasubramanian recommended as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Resolution]

Meera Emmanuel May 13 2019
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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice V Ramasubramanian as the next Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

The recommendation was made in view of the recently proposed elevation of incumbent Chief Justice Surya Kant Rao to the Supreme Court.

To fill the likely vacancy, if Justice Surya Kant Rao's elevation is green lit by the Central Government, the Collegium has recommended that the senior-most judge originally hailing from the Madras High Court be appointed the next Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. Justice Ramasubramanian is presently serving as a judge of the Telangana High Court.

To this end, the Collegium Resolution passed on May 10 states,

"Mr. Justice V. Ramasubramanian is the senior-most Judge from Madras High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Telangana High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Mr. Justice V. Ramasubramanian is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly."

Further, the Collegium has also factored in that there is presently only one High Court Chief Justice originally hailing from the Madras High Court to make its recommendation. As noted in the Resolution,

"While making the above recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that at present there is only one Chief Justice from Madras High Court."

Read the Collegium Resolution:

HP HC - CJ - Collegium Resolution - May 2019


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