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Collegium recommends names for appointment CJs of 5 high courts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Collegium has recommended to the Centre to appoint justices N H and D K as the chief justices of the and

Headed by Ranjan Gogoi, the Collegium has also recommened the names of justices Ramesh Ranganathan, A S Bopanna and Vijai Kumar Bist for appointment as chief justices of the high courts of Uttarakhand, Gauhati and respectively.

The Collegium, also comprising Justices and Kurian Joseph, noted in its resolutions that while Justice is currently the Acting of the High Court, Justice is functioning as the Acting of the

"of the High Court has been lying vacant for quite some time, consequent upon retirement of Justice Manjula Chellur, Chief Justice of that High Court. Therefore, appointment to that office is required to be made," the collegium said in its resolution uploaded on the apex court website.

"It is made clear that the Collegium while making the above recommendation is conscious of the fact that Justice N H hails from and is due to retire in April 2019. In this connection, the Collegium has invoked the provision of the Memorandum of Procedure which provides for elevation of a puisne as Chief Justice in his own High Court if he has one year or less to retire," it said.

Justice Ranganathan is the senior-most from and Justice Bist is the senior-most from the and is functioning there since his elevation, the collegium noted.

The three-member Collegium also recommended for appointment of three additional judges of the -- justices R M T Teeka Raman, N Sathish Kumar and N Seshasayee-- as permanent judges of that High Court.

It recommended that seven additional judges of the -- justices Kempaiah Somashekar, K Somappa Mudagal, Sreenivas H Kumar, John Michael Cunha, Basavaraj A Patil, N K Sudhindrarao and Dr H B P Sastry -- be appointed as permanent judges of that high court.

It also recommended elevation of advocates V G Arun, N Nagaresh and P V Kunhikrishnan as judges of the

The Collegium also recommended the elevation of two judicial officers, T V Anilkumar and N Anil Kumar, for appointment as the judges of the

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:30 IST
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