The Supreme Court Collegium on Tuesday proposed the appointment of Justice K. Vinod Chandran as Chief Justice of the Patna High Court.
The Collegium had, in December last year, recommended Justice Chandran to be appointed as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. The recommendation was recalled today.
As per the notification issued by the Collegium, it took the decision in order to fill up the post of Chief Justice of Patna High Court, which fell vacant after the elevation of Justice Sanjay Karol, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to the Supreme Court.
The notification said that Justice Chandran was the seniormost Judge of the Kerala High Court with wide experience. Having regard to the above circumstances, the Collegium has decided to recall its earlier recommendation for elevation of Justice Chandran as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, it added.
The notification further said that Justice Chadran was fit and suitable for appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Patna and therefore, the Collegium had recommended his name for the same.
The senior-most Judge of the Kerala High Court was sworn in as Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on November 8, 2011, and made a permanent judge on June 24, 2013. He is due to retire on April 24, 2025.