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Govt returns to collegium, 2 names of HC chief justices recommended for SC

Seniority and representation of regions have been cited as reasons behind the government's decision, the sources said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The government is learnt to have returned to the collegium names of two high court chief justices recommended for elevation as judges of the Supreme Court, sources aware of the development said Tuesday.

On April 12, the collegium had recommended the names of Aniruddha Bose, and Justice A S for elevation to the top court.

Seniority and representation of regions have been cited as reasons behind the government's decision, the sources said.

While Justice Bose whose parent high court is Calcutta, is at number 12 in all-seniority of judges, Justice Bopanna, whose parent high court is Karnataka, stands at number 36.

Last year, the government had returned Justice Bose's name to the collegium when he was recommended to head the Delhi high court.

"While recommending the names of Mr Justices and A S Bopanna, the collegium has taken into consideration, apart from their merit and integrity, combined seniority on all-basis of chief justices and senior puisne judges of high

"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," the collegium resolution had read.

The High Court is represented in the by Justice Justices S M Mallikarjnagouda and S represent the HC.

At present, the has a working strength of 27. Its sanctioned strength is 31 judges, including the

First Published: Tue, May 07 2019. 22:40 IST
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