The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of the present Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Justice Sanjay Yadav as the Chief Justice.
Justice Yadav enrolled as an Advocate on August 25, 1986 and practised in the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur. He served as the Deputy Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh.
He was elevated as a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 2, 2007 and was made a Permanent Judge on January 15, 2010.
He was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court with effect from October 6, 2019 till November 2, 2019 and from September 30, 2020 till January 2, 2021. He was transferred to the Allahabad High Court on January 8, 2021.
The Central Government had appointed Justice Sanjay Yadav as the Acting Chief Justice from April 14, 2021 as the term of the then Chief Justice Govind Mathur was set to expire upon his retirement on April 13, 2021.
The Supreme Court Collegium is headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana.