The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari from the Allahabad High Court to the Madras High Court.
The resolution to this effect was passed pursuant to a Collegium meeting held on September 16.
Justice Bhandari is the second senior-most judge at the Allahabad High Court. He served as its Acting Chief Justice from June 26 to October 10, after the retirement of Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav.
He was appointed as a judge of the Rajasthan High Court on July 5, 2007. He was then transferred to the Allahabad High Court and took oath as a judge on March 15, 2019.
Back in 2019, the Collegium had reiterated its earlier resolution recommending the transfer of Justice Bhandari from the Rajasthan High Court to the Allahabad High Court. This, after the judge sent two representations requesting that the proposal for his transfer be deferred. On considering the representations as well as the relevant factors, the Collegium decided to reiterate its recommendation.
[Read the Collegium statement]