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Collegium recommends making 28 Additional Judges of Allahabad HC as Permanent Judges

All 28 judges were elevated as to the Allahabad High Court Bench in November 2018 as Additional Judges.

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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that 28 additional judges of the Allahabad High Court be made permanent judges.

A Collegium statement to this effect was issued today. The Judges recommended for being appointed as permanent judges of the Allahabad High Court are:

  • Justice Prakash Padia,

  • Justice Alok Mathur,

  • Justice Pankaj Bhatia,

  • Justice Saurabh Lavania,

  • Justice Vivek Varma,

  • Justice Sanjay Kumar Singh,

  • Justice Piyush Agrawal

  • Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery,

  • Justice Jaspreet Singh,

  • Justice Rajeev Singh,

  • Justice Manju Rani Chauhan,

  • Justice Karunesh Singh Pawar,

  • Dr. Justice Yogendra Kumar Srivastava,

  • Justice Manish Mathur,

  • Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal,

  • Justice Ram Krishna Gautam,

  • Justice Umesh Kumar,

  • Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava,

  • Justice Anil Kumar-IX,

  • Justice Rajendra Kumar-IV,

  • Justice Mohd. Faiz Alam Khan,

  • Justice Vikas Kunvar Srivastav,

  • Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava,

  • Justice Suresh Kumar Gupta,

  • Justice Sushri Ghandikota

  • Justice Narendra Kumar Johari,

  • Justice Raj Beer Singh,

  • Justice Ajit Singh.

All 28 judges were elevated as to the Allahabad High Court Bench in November 2018 as additional judges.

Shortly after their appointment was cleared, a petition was moved in the Supreme Court alleging corruption on the part of one of the judges, Justice RK Gautam, from when he was District Judge in Meerut in 2015-16. However, in July 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea.

Read the Collegium Statement issued today:

Collegium Statement - Appoint of 28 Permanant Judges for Allahabad HC - August 24.pdf
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