The Central government has notified the transfer of fifteen High Court judges across various High Courts in India.
The judges transferred are:
1. Justice Sabina – Rajasthan High Court to Himachal Pradesh High Court
2. Justice AM Badar – Kerala High Court to Patna High Court
3. Justice Vivek Agarwal – Allahabad High Court to Madhya Pradesh High Court
4. Justice Ravi Nath Tilhari - Allahabad High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court
5. Justice Chandra Dhari Singh – Allahabad High Court to Delhi High Court
6. Justice Anoop Chitkara – Himachal Pradesh High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court
7. Justice Yashwant Varma – Allahabad High Court to Delhi High Court
8. Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava – Chhattisgarh High Court to Rajasthan High Court
9. Justice Arindam Sinha – Calcutta High Court to Orissa High Court
10. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan – Bombay High Court to Telangana High Court
11. Justice Jaswant Singh – Punjab and Haryana High Court to Orissa High Court
12. Justice MSS Ramachandra Rao – Telangana High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court
13. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah – Patna High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court
14. Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra – Orissa High Court to Uttarakhand High Court
15. Justice Paresh R Upadhyay – Gujarat High Court to Madras High Court
The Supreme Court Collegium had on September 16 recommended transfer of seventeen High Court judges.
Transfer of two judges, Justice TS Sivagnanam (from Madras to Calcutta) and Justice Soumen Sen (from Calcutta to Orissa) which was recommended by the Collegium along with the above 15 names, have not been notified yet.
The Revenue Bar Association (RBA), Chennai had recently addressed a representation to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana against the proposed transfer of Justice TS Sivagnanam from the Madras High Court to the Calcutta High Court.
The RBA had voiced concern that the transfer of Justice Sivagnanam to the Calcutta High Court would lead to a vacuum in the Madras High Court, which would affect the dispensation of justice especially in tax cases and specially ordered cases.