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The Central Government has notified the transfer of two Allahabad High Court judges, pursuant to Collegium recommendations made last month.
Justice Prashant Kumar has been re-transferred back to his parent High Court of Jharkhand. He had been appointed an additional judge of the Jharkhand High Court in 2009. He was then transferred to the Allahabad High Court in May 2016. On April 12, the Collegium had acceded to a request made by Justice Kumar to re-transfer him to the Jharkhand High Court.
Justice Kumar was born in 1958. He enrolled as an advocate in 1980 with Bihar State Bar Council and practised in Patna High Court between 1980 to 1991. In May 1991, he was appointed an Additional District Judge. Prior to his appointment as a High Court judge, he also served as a District Judge, to which post he was promoted in June 2001.
With Justice Kumar’s transfer, the working strength of the Jharkhand High Court rises to 21 judges against a sanctioned strength of 25 judges.
Justice Ghandikota Sri Devi, an additional judge of the Allahabad High Court, has been transferred to the Jharkhand High Court.
Justice Devi, who originally hails from Andhra Pradesh, had made a request for the transfer in February this year. The Collegium had acceded to her request by a resolution passed on April 12. With her transfer, the Telangana High Court will have 13 judges, including Acting Chief Justice RS Chauhan.
Justice Ghandikota Sri Devi was appointed an Additional District and Session Judge at Jhansi in 2005. She went on to serve as a Principal Judge of the Family Court at Jhansi between 2008 and 2009. Prior to her elevation to the High Court, she also presided over special courts for CBI cases and special courts under the SC/ST Act and the Essential Commodities Act. She was appointed an additional judge of the Allahabad High Court in November 2018.
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