Supreme Court recommends appointment of four district judges as judges of Madras High Court
The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, has recommended the appointment of four district judges as judges of Madras High Court.
The judges who were recommended judges for the elevation include:
According to the Collegium resolution uploaded on the Supreme Court website today.
The Madras High Court Collegium had made recommendation on August 10, 2022 with the concurrence of the Chief Minister and the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
The resolution mentioned that in order to ascertain the fitness and suitability of the above-named judicial officers for elevation to the High Court.
As per the in terms of the Memorandum of Procedure, the Collegium consulted the Judges of the Supreme Court who were well versed with the Madras High Court.
The Collegium ins resolution mentioned that it had by previous resolution dated January 17 recommended the appointment of advocate Ramaswamy Neelakandan and reiterated the appointment of R John Sathyan to Madras High Court.
The Collegium said that two names were yet to be cleared by the government,
Hence, it asked the government to notify the appointments of Neelakandan and Sathyan saying that withholding recommendations disturbs seniority.
As on February 1, the Madras High Court was operating with 52 judges, 23 judges short of its full strength of 75.