The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of 10 additional Judges of Karnataka High Court and two additional judges from Kerala High Court, as permanent Judges of those High Courts, respectively.
In a notification issued on September 7, 2021, the Collegium notified that it has approved the proposal for appointment of following Additional Judges of the Karnataka High Court as Permanent Judges of that High Court:
- Justice Shivashankar Amarannavar,
- Justice M. Ganeshaiah Uma,
- Justice Vedavyasachar Srishananda,
- Justice Hanchate Sanjeevkumar,
- Justice Padmaraj Nemachandra Desai,
- Justice P. Krishna Bhat.
- Justice Maralur Indrakumar Arun,
- Justice Engalaguppe Seetharamaiah Indiresh,
- Justice Ravi Venkappa Hosmani, and
- Justice Savanur Vishwajith Shetty.
Similarly, in another notification issued on same day the Apex Court Collegium has approved the proposal for appointment of following Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court as Permanent Judges of that High Court:
- Justice M.R. Anitha, and
- Justice K. Nair Haripal
Last week, the Supreme Court’s Collegium had recommended 68 names in one go for elevation as Judges of various state High Courts to the Centre.
In the meetings held on August 24 and September 1, the Supreme Court Collegium considered the names of 112 candidates – 82 from the Bar and 31 from the Judicial Service. Among the 68 names cleared for 12 High Courts, 44 are from the Bar and 24 are from the Judicial Service.
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Saturday last week gave full credit of filling up the vacancies in the Supreme Court, as well as various High Courts of the country, to the Supreme Court Collegium, calling it a team effort.
Attending an event organised by the Bar Council of India to felicitate him, the CJI said,
“A while ago, I was referred to as Sachin Tendulkar. I must correct the perception here. Like any game, it is a team effort. Unless all the members of the team perform well, it is difficult to win. Here, I must place on record my sincere thanks to my colleagues in the Collegium – Brothers U.U. Lalit, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao – who have become active and constructive partners in this endeavour. Due to the collective efforts, as you are all aware, we could reduce the number of vacancies in the apex court to just one. Similarly, after I took over, the Collegium has recommended, if I am not wrong, 82 names to various High Courts. I hope the Government will ensure that the names are cleared at the earliest, just the way the 9 names were cleared for the apex court. It is an ongoing process. We hope to live up to the herculean challenge of filling nearly 41 percent vacancies existing in all the High Courts.”