The Central government on Wednesday notified and approved the appointment of 12 judicial officers, a lawyer and a member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal as judges of the High Courts at Telangana and Orissa, and as four additional judges of the Kerala High Court, respectively.
According to the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, “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 the following judicial officers as judges and additional judges of three High Courts.
The Centre approved the names of six judicial officers and a member of ITAT as judges of the Telangana High Court. The judicial officers include Perugu Sree Sudha, Dr Chillakur Sumalatha, Dr Gurijala Radha Rani, Munnuri Laxman, Noonsavath Tukaramji and Addula Venkateshwara Reddy. Besides, ITAT member Patlolla Madhavi Devi was also chosen to be a judge in the Telangana High Court. The Supreme Court Collegium had made recommendation to the Centre on August 17 regarding the same.
The Union government notified the appointment of an advocate and two judicial officers as judges of the Orissa High Court. These include Advocate Mruganka Sekhar Sahoo and judicial officers Radha Krishna Pattanaik and Sashikanta Mishra. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended their names to the Centre on September 29.
The names of four judicial officers as Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court were also approved today. These include Chandrasekharan Kartha Jayachandran, Sophy Thomas, Puthen Veedu Gopala Pillai Ajithkumar and Chandrasekharan Sudha. The Supreme Court Collegium had made the recommendations to the Centre on September 1.Orders-of-appointment-of-Smt.-P-S-Sudha-and-06-others-to-be-Judges-of-the-Telangana-hc13.12.2021.-1