Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 21
In all, 13 High Courts will get new Chief Justices and 17 judges of various High Courts will be transferred as the Supreme Court Collegium’s recommendations to this effect made on September 16 were made public today.
In a fresh decision, the SC collegium today recommended transfer of six more judges in different HCs. With this, 23 judges are recommended to be transferred.
Eight of the HC Chief Justices will be new, while five other Chief Justices have been transferred.
According to the recommendations of the collegium led by CJI NV Ramana — which has already been reported — acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, Justice Rajesh Bindal, will be elevated as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, if the Centre accepts the recommendation.
Besides Justice Bindal, the Collegium has recommended names of Justices Ranjit V More, Satish Chandra Sharma, Prakash Srivastava, RV Malimath, Ritu Raj Awasthi, Aravind Kumar and Prashant Kumar Mishra for elevation as CJ of the High Courts of Meghalaya, Telangana, Calcutta, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, respectively.
Tripura High Court CJ AA Kureshi has been recommended to be transferred as the CJ of the Rajsathan High Court, while Justice Indrajit Mahanty, the CJ of the Rajasthan HC, would go to the Tripura HC as the CJ, the Collegium recommended.
Earlier, due to differences in the collegium over elevation of Justice Kureshi— one of the senior-most high court judges in India — to the SC no appointment could be made to the top court for almost two years.