SC Collegium recommends elevation of five advocates to Delhi High Court as judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of five advocates, namely, Jyoti Singh, Prateek Jalan, Anup Jairam Bhambhani, Sanjeev Narula and Manoj Kumar Ohri to the Delhi High Court as judges.

The Collegium resolution dates September 4, 2018 reads:

For purpose of assessing merit and suitability of the above-named recommendes for elevation to the High Court, we have carefully scrutinized the material placed in the file including the observations made by the Department of Justice therein. …In view of the above, the Collegium resolves to recommend that (1) Ms. Jyoti Singh, S/Shri (2) Prateek Jalan, (3) Anup Jairam Bhambhani, (4) Sanjeev Narula, and (5) Manoj Kumar Ohri, Advocates, be appointed as Judges of the Delhi High Court. Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice.“,

The Delhi High Court is currently functioning at almost half its sanctioned strength of 45 permanent and 15 Additional Judges.

Meanwhile, the proposal regarding elevation of four other advocates namely, Krishnendu Datta, Saurabh Kirpal, Priya Kumar, and Sanjoy Ghose has been deferred by the Collegium

As regards S/Shri Krishnendu Datta, Saurabh Kirpal, Ms. Priya Kumar, and Sanjoy Ghose, Advocates (mentioned at Sl.Nos. 4, 7, 8 and 9 above), having regard to the material on record and all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that consideration of their cases be deferred. The proposal in respect of S/Shri Saurabh Kirpal and Sanjoy Ghose, Advocates would be taken up for consideration by the Collegium after some time.”, it is stated.

Read the resolution below.

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