Breaking: SC Collegium recommends 17 Advocates for appointment as Allahabad HC judges

Meera Emmanuel September 27 2018

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation 17 advocates as judges of the Allahabad High Court.

The Collegium resolution passed in the final week of Chief Justice Dipak Misra's tenure intimates that the following names have been approved for appointment as High Court judges by the Collegium.

1. Prakash Padia

2.  Alok Mathur

3. Pankaj Bhatia

4. Saurabh Lavania

5. Vivek Varma

6. Shamim Ahmed

7. Sanjay Kumar Singh

8. Piyush Agrawal

9. Ramendra Pratap Singh

10. Saurabh Shyam Shamshery

11. Jaspreet Singh

12. Rajeev Singh

13. Manju Rani Chauhan

14. Karunesh Singh Pawar

15. Dr. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava

16. Manish Mathur

17. Rohit Ranjan Agarwal

The Allahabad High Court Collegium had proposed a total of 33 names to the Supreme Court Collegium last February. However, the Supreme Court Collegium was of the view that the decision concerning the elevation of the remaining 16 advocates deserved to be deferred.

The names so deferred are those of advocates Vipin Chandra Dixit,  Ramanand Pandey, Shekhar Kumar Yadav, Vivek Prasad Mathur Ravi Nath Tilhari, Sudeep Kumar, Deepak Verma, Gautam Chaudhary,  Sunil Kumar (Mishra),  Dinesh Pathak, Manish Kumar,  Vivek Ratan Agrawal,  Samit Gopal,  Manish Goyal,  Alok Kumar Yadav, and Ashish Pandey.

Out of these names, the Collegium makes a further cryptic mention of  8 advocates, whose names would be taken up for consideration by the Collegium after some time. These names are Shekhar Kumar Yadav, Deepak Verma,  Gautam Chaudhary, Dinesh Pathak, Manish Kumar, Samit  Gopal, Manish Goyal, and Alok Kumar Yadav

The Collegium also intimates that certain complaints made against some of the names recommended were found to be baseless on examination, and therefore deserve to be ignored.

Finally, the Collegium recommended that the aforementioned 17 advocates be appointed as judges of the Allahabad High Court, with their inter se seniority fixed as per the existing practice.

Read the Resolution dated September 25, 2018:

Allahabad HC - SC Collegium Resolution - Sept 25, 2018