The Supreme Court Collegium on Wednesday proposed elevation of 16 Advocates and appointment of an Additional Judge as permanent Judge in the High Courts of Bombay, Madras and Manipur.
In a notification issued here, the Supreme Court Collegium, in its meeting, approved the proposal for the appointment of 10 advocates as judges of the Bombay High Court. These include:
- Kishore Chandrakant Sant,
- Valmiki Menezes SA,
- Kamal Rashmi Khata,
- Sharmila Uttamrao Deshmukh,
- Arun Ramnath Pednekar,
- Sandeep Vishnupant Marne,
- Gauri Vinod Godse,
- Rajesh Shantaram Patil,
- Arif Saleh Doctor, and
- Somasekhar Sundaresan.
The Apex Court also approved the proposal for appointment of six advocates as Judges of the Madras High Court. These include Nidumolu Mala, Sunder Mohan, Kabali Kumaresh Babu, S. Sounthar, Abdul Ghani Abdul Hameed, and R. John Sathyan.
The Collegium also approved the proposal for appointment of Justice Ahanthem Bimol Singh, Additional Judge of the Manipur High Court as Permanent Judge of that High Court.
The Collegium consisted of five top-most judges of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice (CJI) N.V. Ramana. The other four Judges of the Collegium included Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar, Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao.