The Supreme Court Collegium on Thursday recommended the appointment of Justice Pritinker Diwaker as Acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
The Collegium observed in its resolution that the position of Chief Justice at the Allahabad High Court would fall vacant once the Collegium’s earlier recommendation to elevate incumbent Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal to the Supreme Court was cleared by the Central government.
After holding discussion with consultee judges, the Collegium recommended elevation of Justice Diwaker as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.
Considering all relevant factors, the Collegium has observed that Justice Pritinker Diwaker was fit and suitable in all respects for being appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, said the resolution.
Justice Diwaker would assume charge of the new post, as and when the elevation of Justice Bindal to the top court was notified, after approval from the Central government, it added.
The resolution noted that the period served by Justice Diwaker as judge of the Allahabad High Court, would provide useful experience in his work as the Chief Justice of that High Court.
Born in 1961, Justice Diwaker’s parent High Court is the Chhattisgarh High Court. He graduated in law from Durgawati University in Jabalpur and enrolled as an Advocate in 1984.
He was designated Senior Advocate in January 2005 and elevated as a judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court on March 31, 2009. He has remained judge of the Allahabad High Court since October 3, 2018.