Supreme Court recommends reshuffle in high courts in one go, names of 41 judges included


New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramanna on Friday recommended changes in the role of 41 judges of high courts. It is being said that this is the first time that the Supreme Court has recommended such a large number of names in one go. The Collegium has recommended 8 judges of the High Court to be the Chief Justice of different High Courts and 5 Chief Justices of the HC as the head of any other HC.

According to the Indian Express report, Justices UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, and LN Rao were also included in this collegium. During this, the transfer of 28 HC judges has also been recommended. Of the 41 names given by the collegium, 13 are Chief Justices of the High Court and 28 are judges. It is expected that all the recommendations will reach the Union Law Ministry on Saturday for further processing.

Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Rajesh Bindal has been recommended as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. Tripura HC chief Aqeel Qureshi has been said to be transferred to Rajasthan. The four other Chief Justices who were transferred include Justice Arup Kumar Goswami (from Andhra Pradesh HC to Chhattisgarh HC), Mohammad Rafiq (from Madhya Pradesh HC to Himachal Pradesh HC), Justice Inderjit Mahanti (from Rajasthan HC to Tripura HC), and Justice Vishwanath (from Meghalaya HC). Sikkim HC).


Prakash Srivastava, the senior-most judge of the Madhya Pradesh HC, has been recommended as the head of the Calcutta High Court. It has been said to send the acting Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court as Chief Justice to Andhra Pradesh. The Supreme Court has recommended Justice Rituraj Awasthi of Allahabad HC as Chief Justice of Karnataka HC, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma as head of Telangana HC.

The senior-most Justice of Meghalaya HC Ranjit V More has been recommended as Chief Justice of Meghalaya, Justice Arvind Kumar in Karnataka HC as Chief Justice of Gujarat HC, Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath as head of Madhya Pradesh High Court.