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SC collegium recommends 19 names for judges of Karnataka, Calcutta, Madras HC

SC collegium recommends 19 names for judges of Karnataka, Calcutta, Madras HC

The Supreme Court collegium's recommendation comes almost a year after the proposal with names of 10 advocates sent by the then Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee on January 13, 2017, in consultation with his two seniormost colleagues as there were complaints against some advocates proposed for elevation. The collegium also noted that the CM had conveyed his disagreement on some names and forwarded communications from bodies of advocates expressing concern that the names recommended did not provide opportunity of representation to a cross-section of society.

The 11 names were unanimously made by the then Chief Justice of the Madras High Court S.K. Kaul on December 19, 2016, in consultation with his two senior-most colleagues. The governor had mentioned that some of the people recommended did not meet the requirement of efficiency in their performance.

Recommendations for judicial appointments were made by the Collegium for the Calcutta High Court.

The collegium found Justice Narendar G of Karnataka High Court "suitable for appointment as permanent judge", even though the HC Collegium had only recommended that his tenure as additional judge be extended for one year with effect from January 1, 2018. The Collegium said it would wait to get the inputs verified before taking a final decision in the case.

The collegium rejected the name of Advocate Piush Chaturvedi as "his average professional income is well below the prescribed minimum professional income limit. As he does not qualify the income criterion, the proposal for his elevation to High Court does not inspire confidence and is, therefore, rejected".

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Meanwhile, former judge of High Court A N Venugopala Gowda and two advocates moved the Karnataka High Court seeking directions for early appointment of judges. The SC collegium, which considered a total of 10 names sent by the Karnataka high court, has remitted back the names of GS Kannur, KN Phanindra, K Aravind Kamath and Naga Prasanna to the chief justice of Karnataka HC to be considered afresh by the HC collegium.

As first reported by DNA, the Supreme Court met on Monday to take up the names recommended by the HC collegiums and which had been pending as long as over one year.

With these appointments, the number of sitting judges in the Madras High Court is set to touch a record high but will still stay six short of the sanctioned strength of 75, according to The Times of India.

The Intelligence Bureau report on the advocates had revealed that the advocates recommended for elevation enjoyed "good personal and professional image and that nothing adverse has come to notice against their integrity".

Of the 25 additional judges to be made permanent, as many as 18 are from the Madhya Pradesh High Court, two each from the Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh and Himachal Pradesh HCs, and one from the Karnataka HC.


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