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Collegium recommends K'taka HC Chief Justice, Delhi Court judge for elevation to SC

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Collegium has recommended the elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, of Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, a of Delhi High Court, as judges of the

The top court is presently functioning with 26 judges as against the sanctioned strength of 31, leaving five clear vacancies.

"This Collegium unanimously resolves to fill up, for the present, two of the five existing vacancies of judges in the The Collegium has discussed names of Chief Justices as well as senior puisne judges of all High Courts, eligible for elevation to the Supreme Court," the top court said.

While recommending the names of Justices Maheshwari and Justice Khanna, the Collegium took into consideration the combined seniority on an all-basis of Chief Justices and senior puisne judges of High Courts, apart from their merit and integrity.

The Collegium has also kept in mind the desirability of giving due representation on the Bench of the Supreme Court, as far as possible, to all the High Courts, said the

"We, therefore, recommend that Mr. Justices and be appointed as Judges in the of India," the collegium concluded.

Justice Maheshwari was appointed as a of the on September 2, 2004, and was transferred to the on July 19, 2014. He was elevated as the of on February 24, 2016, and was thereafter transferred to the on February 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, Justice Khanna was appointed as a of the on June 24, 2005, and since then he has been functioning there.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 22:30 IST