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Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of one judicial officer along with two advocates as judges of the Telangana High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of one judicial officer along with two advocates as judges of the Telangana High Court.

The name of the judicial officer whio has been recommended is Sujana Kalasikam while the advocates are Laxminarayana Alishetty and Anil Kumar Jukanti.

AS per the resolution of the Collegium the judicial officer belongs to a backward category and the name was recommended for elevation on October 23, 2022.

The inputs were taken from the Supreme Court judges who were conversant with the particular High Court’s affairs.

The resolutin read that the consultee-judges have concurrently found the candidate to be suitable for appointment as a Judge of the High Court. The inputs provided in the file indicate that she enjoys a good personal and professional image and nothing adverse has come to notice with regard to her integrity. Besides, the candidate also belongs to the backward category.

The Collegium also noted that proposal of Kalasikam’s name would result in non-recommendation of some senior judicial officers.

The Supreme Court Collegium said that they have scrutinised the reasons recorded by the High Court Collegium for not recommending their names and are in agreement with the same.

It, therefore, considered it fit to recommend Kalasikam for appointment to Telangana High Court.

The Collegium observed that the two advocates, the High Court Collegium had recommended their elevation in December 2022. The top court collegium notes that both the lawyers enjoyed a good standing at the bar and possessed domain expertise across matters. Further, the consultee judges have also seconded their appointment.

For advocate Alishetty, the resolution mentioned that he belongs to the community that falls under Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

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