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Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Transfer of Nine High Court Judges/ Chief Justices to Various High Courts

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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transfer of nine Judges/ Chief Justices to various High Courts.

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transferring of following Judges and Chief justices to various High courts:
  • Telangana High Court Chief Justice, Justice RS Chauhan to Uttarakhand High Court who was appointed as the Chief Justice on June 23, 2019. He has been a Judge at the said High Court of the Rajasthan and the Karnataka High Court.
  • Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice, Justice JK Maheshwari to Sikkim High Court on recommendation by Supreme court collegium. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in September 2019. Prior to this, he was a Judge at the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
  • Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Justice Mohammad Rafiq to Madhya Pradesh High Court on recommendation by Supreme court collegium. Hewas appointed as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on 27th April, 2020. He has been the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court from 13th November, 2019 to 26th April, 2020. He also served as a Judge of the Rajasthan High Court starting from May 2006.
  • Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, Justice AK Goswami to Andhra Pradesh High Court.  Justice Goswami was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Gauhati High Court on January 24, 2011. He  became a permanent Judge w.e.f. November 7, 2012. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court on October 15, 2019.
  • Justice Sanjay Yadav of Madhya Pradesh High Court to Allahabad High Court. Justice Yadav was appointed as a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 2, 2007 and as a Permanent Judge on January 15, 2010. He was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court with effect from October 6, 2019 till November 2, 2019. He was then appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on September 30, 2020.
  • Justice Rajesh Bindal of Jammu & Kashmir High Court to Calcutta High Court. He was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on December 8, 2020. He was transferred to the J&K High Court on 19th November, 2018, from the Punjab & Haryana High Court where he was elevated as a Judge on March 22, 2006.
  • Justice Vineet Kothari of Madras High Court to Gujarat High Court. He was appointed as a Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on June 13, 2005. He was transferred to the Karnataka High Court on April 18, 2016. He assumed the office as a Senior Judge of the Madras High Court on November 23, 2018 and was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court between September 21, 2019 till November 10, 2019.
  • Justice Joymalya Bagchi of Calcutta High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court. He was appointed as a Judge at the Calcutta High Court on 27th June, 2011.
  • Justice Satish Chandra Sharma of Madhya Pradesh High Court to Karnataka High Court. Justice Sharma was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 18th January, 2008 and was made a Permanent Judge on 15th January, 2010.

The Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended elevation of Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court and Justice Hima Kohli as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.

Read the Supreme Court Collegium statement here:

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