The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, has beneficial the appointment of advocate Rohit Kapoor as choose of the Punjab & Haryana High Court.
The Collegium of the P&H High Court had beneficial his title on April 21, 2023.
In mild of the inputs supplied by the federal government, the consideration of the advice was deferred with a view to hunt a report from the Chief Justice of the P&H High Court in session with members of the High Court Collegium on the suitability of the candidate.
Thereafter, the Chief Justice of the High Court, by a letter dated November 28, 2023 forwarded the minutes of the Collegium relating to suitability of the candidate. The SC Collegium stated that it has consulted different judges of the apex court docket who’re conversant with the functioning of the P&H High Court with a view to establish the health and suitability of the candidate.
“We have scrutinised and evaluated the fabric positioned on document, together with the report of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana forwarding the advice of the Collegium dated 23 November 2023, primarily based on the response/compilation of statistics submitted by Rohit Kapoor referring to his efficiency as arguing counsel. The enquiries made by us with dependable sources to establish suitability of the candidate reveal that Shri Rohit Kapoor is a reliable advocate appropriate for elevation to the High Court, ” it stated.
It added that names of advocates Harmeet Singh Grewal and Deepinder Singh Nalwa – which have been accredited by the Collegium on October 17, 2023 – be given priority within the matter of appointment, clarifying that the inter se seniority of all of the three advocates be mounted as per the present observe.
“The Chief Minister and the Governor for the States of Punjab and Haryana have conveyed their concurrence to the above recommendation, ” stated the assertion uploaded on the web site of the apex court docket.