Justice Sanjay Yadav appointed Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court [Read Notification]

Bar & Bench October 5 2019
PIL matter

The Central Government has notified the appointment of Justice Sanjay Yadav as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

As stated in the notification issued today,

"In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Sanjay Yadav, Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from the date Shri Justice Ravi Shanker Jha relinquishes the charge as Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court consequent upon his appointment as Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court."

The appointment has been made in view of the appointment of erstwhile Acting Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha as the Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Justice Jha had been appointed the Punjab & Haryana High Court Chief Justice to take over from Justice Krishna Murari who was elevated to the Supreme Court recently.

Last month, a section of the Madhya Pradesh Bar had written to Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, seeking the transfer of Justice Sanjay Yadav out of the State, citing continuous misbehaviour and likely clashes with the the members of the Bar. In this regard, a resolution dated September 5 had been passed, following a joint meeting of the High Court Bar Association, the District Bar Association, the High Court Advocates’ Bar Association (MPHCABA) and the Senior Bar Council.

In view of the impending appointment of Justice Yadav as the Acting Chief Justice following the proposals to elevate Justices Jha and Murari, the lawyers had passed a resolution expressing concern that Justice Yadav's posting at the principal Bench of the High Court at Jabalpur may regurgitate friction between the bar and the bench.

[Read the Notification]

Madhya Pradesh HC Acting CJ - Sanjay Yadav - October 5 2019


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