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Chhattisgarh High Court will get four new judges. The Central government has cleared the names of advocate Parth Prateem Sahu and judicial officers Gautam Chourdiya, Vimla Singh Kapoor and Rajani Dubey for appointment as Additional Judges.
Notification to that effect was published on June 15.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the names of these four persons on April 19.
Names of four advocates and three judicial officers were considered by the Collegium in total. Whereas all the three judicial officers went through, only one advocate made the cut.
Advocate Parth Prateem Sahu was recommended for elevation despite not meeting the prescribed income criterion. The Collegium reasoned that his name could still be approved, given that the income criteria was notified on May 13, 2017, while his name was proposed by the High Court Collegium on May 3, 2017.
The Collegium resolved that the consideration of the cases of the other three lawyers, Abhishek Kumar Sinha, Ashish Kumar Shrivastava and Sunil Pillai, could wait given the material on record.
Read the notification below.