SC Collegium recommends Justice Gita Mittal to take over as Chief Justice of J&K HC

Meera Emmanuel July 20 2018
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Delhi High Court's Acting Chief Justice, Gita Mittal has been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as the next Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) High Court.

The office of Chief Justice for the J&K High Court has been lying vacant since March 15, 2018 after the retirement of Chief Justice BD Ahmed.

In view of the same, Justice Gita Mittal, who is the senior most judge of the Delhi High Court, has been recommended to take over as the next Chief Justice of the J&K High Court.

The resolution passed to this effect states,

"Ms. Justice Gita Mittal is senior-most Judge from Delhi High Court and has been functioning as Acting Chief Justice in that High Court since April 2017. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Ms. Justice Gita Mittal suitable in all respects for appointment as Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, and resolves to recommend that she be appointed as Chief Justice of that High Court."

The recommendation was made taking into consideration that at present, there is only one Chief Justice from the Delhi High Court.

J&K HC CJ - Gita Mittal