The Central government on Tuesday notified and approved the appointment of 15 lawyers and two Judicial Officers as additional judges of the Allahabad High Court, the Gauhati High Court and the Madras High Court, respectively.
A statement of the Ministry of Law and Justice said, “In exercise of the power conferred under the Constitution of India, President Ram Nath Kovind, in consultation with Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, is pleased to appoint 15 Advocates and two Judicial Officers as Judges of three High Courts in the country.”
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended eight lawyers to be appointed as additional judges in the Allahabad High Court on August 24. These include Chandra Kumar Rai, Krishan Pal, Sameer Jain, Ashutosh Srivastava, Subhash Vidyarthi, Brij Raj Singh, Shree Prakash Singh and Vikas Budhwar.
The Collegium had, on September 1, recommended the names of Advocates Sundaram Srimathy, D. Bharatha Chakravarthy, R. Vijayakumar and Mohammad Shaffiq for appointment as additional judges of the Madras High Court.
On the same day, the Collegium had recommended names of two advocates and three judicial officers as additional judges of the Gauhati High Court. These include two Advocates Kakheto Sema and Devashis Baruah, along with Judicial Officers Malasri Nandi, Marli Vankung and Arun Dev Choudhury.
Besides, Gauhati High Court’s additional judges Justices Soumitra Saikia, Parthivjyoti Saikia and S. Hukato Swu have been elevated as Judges of the same court.Orders-of-appointment-of-shri-justice-Soumitra-saikia-and-02-others-Additional-Judges-as-Judges-of-the-Gauhati-HC-12.10.2021