The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat High Court judge Justice J.B. Pardiwala for their elevation as judges of the Supreme Court.
The Collegium took the decision in a meeting headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana.
Justice Dhulia was born on August 10, 1960. He joined the Bar at Allahabad High Court in 1986 and shifted to his home state Uttarakhand on its formation in 2000. He was the first Chief Standing Counsel in the Uttarakhand High Court and was later an Additional Advocate General for Uttarakhand. He was designated a Senior Advocate in 2004.
He was elevated as the judge of Uttarakhand High Court in November 2008 and later became the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on January 10, 2021.
Justice Pardiwala was born on August 12, 1965 and started his law practice in 1989. He was appointed as the Standing Counsel for the Gujarat High Court and its subordinate courts in 2002 and continued as same, till his elevation to the Bench.
He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court on February 17, 2011 and confirmed as permanent judge on January 28, 2013.