The Supreme Court Collegium on Thursday proposed the elevation of Justice Ramesh Sinha as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court following the retirement of Justice Arup Kumar Goswami.
Since his elevation in November, 2011, Justice Sinha has remained the seniormost puisne judge of the Allahabad High Court
As per the resolution of the Collegium, all consultee-judges of the Allahabad High Court concurred with Justice Sinha’s appointment as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court.
It said the Allahabad High Court did not have any representation among the Chief Justices of the High Court’s since the recent elevation of Justice Pankaj Mithal to the Supreme Court.
The Collegium further said that having regard to all relevant factors, it was of the considered view that Justice Sinha was fit and suitable in all respects for being appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh.
Justice Sinha would take over as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court once Justice Arup Kumar Goswami demits office on March 10.