Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


New Delhi-The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, on Tuesday really useful the appointment of 10 extra judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court as everlasting judges.

In October final yr, the Collegium of the Punjab & Haryana Court unanimously forwarded its suggestion naming Justices Kuldeep Tiwari, Gurbir Singh, Deepak Gupta, Amarjot Bhatti, Ritu Tagore, Manisha Batra, Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, Sukhvinder Kaur, Sanjiv Berry, and Vikram Aggarwal.

The SC Collegium stated that it has consulted different Judges of the Supreme Court who’re conversant with the affairs of the Punjab & Haryana High Court by way of the Memorandum of Procedure and so they have concurrently opined that each one the Additional Judges are match and appropriate for affirmation as everlasting Judges.

It famous: “A Committee of two Judges of the Supreme Court constituted by the Chief Justice of India in terms of the Resolution dated 26 October 2017 of the Supreme Court Collegium has assessed the judgments of the above-named Additional Judges. The Committee has rated the quality of their judgments as very good/good.”

It stated that it has scrutinised the fabric positioned on document together with the opinion of the consultee-judges and the report of the Judgment Evaluation Committee, to evaluate the advantage and suitability of those extra judges for appointment as everlasting judges of the Punjab & Haryana High Court.

The SC Collegium stated that these ten extra judges are match and appropriate for being appointed as everlasting judges in opposition to the present vacancies.

It famous that the Chief Ministers and the Governors for the States of Punjab and Haryana haven’t conveyed their views on the above suggestion.

“The Department of Justice has forwarded the above recommendation by invoking Para 14 of the Memorandum of Procedure which provides that if the comments of the constitutional authorities in the state are not received within the prescribed time-frame, it should be presumed by the Minister of Law and Justice that the Governor and the Chief Minister have nothing to add to the proposal and proceed accordingly, ” stated the assertion uploaded on the web site of the apex courtroom.

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