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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the name of Justice Aniruddha Bose to take over as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High court.
Justice Bose, who is the senior-most Puisne judge of Calcutta High Court was initially recommended for elevation as Delhi High Court Chief Justice. His name was returned by the Central government on the ground that he has no experience as Chief Justice to handle the affairs of a prominent High Court like Delhi.
The Collegium has now reconsidered its proposal and recommended that Justice Bose be appointed as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court instead of Delhi High Court. The resolution passed on July 16 states,
“Vide Minutes dated 10th January 2018, the Collegium had recommended the appointment of Mr. Justice Aniruddha Bose, senior puisne Judge of Calcutta High Court as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. The Minister for Law & Justice, for the reasons mentioned in the file, has referred back the above recommendation for consideration of the Collegium.
The Collegium on reconsideration of the aforesaid recommendation and having regard to all the relevant factors resolves to recommend that Mr. Justice Aniruddha Bose be appointed as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court instead of Delhi High Court.”
Meanwhile, the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Gita Mittal has been transferred to Jammu & Kashmir High Court as Chief Justice and Patna High Court Chief Justice, Rajendra Menon J. has been transferred to Delhi High Court.
Read the resolution below.