The names of four judges have been recommended for judgeship at Supreme Court by the SC Collegium. These names include: Justice V Ramasubramanian, Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court; Justice Krishna Murari, Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court; Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court and Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
The Collegium said: “Against the sanctioned Judge-strength of thirty-four, the Supreme Court of India is presently functioning with thirty Judges, leaving four clear vacancies.”
“While recommending the names of Mr. Justice Krishna Murari, Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Mr. Justice V. Ramasubramanian, and Mr. Justice Hrishikesh Roy, the Collegium has taken into consideration combined seniority on all-India basis of Chief Justices and senior puisne Judges of High Courts, apart from their competence, conduct and integrity. The Collegium has also kept in mind the desirability of giving due representation on the Bench of the Supreme Court, as far as possible, to all the High Courts. The Collegium is also conscious of the fact that some High Courts are going to be unrepresented in the Supreme Court,” the Collegium added.
Read the Collegium recommendation below:
—India Legal Bureau