Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 24 (ANI): Seven additional judges of the Allahabad High Court will take oath as permanent judges on Monday.
The oath-taking ceremony will be held in the Chief Justice’s courtroom at 10 am. The oath will be administered by Chief Justice Preetinkar Diwakar.
Notably, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on Friday notified the elevation of seven additional judges of Allahabad High Court as permanent Judges.
According to the notification, Justices Umesh Chandra Sharma, Renu Agarwal, Ram Manohar Narayan Mishra, Mayank Kumar Jain, Shiv Shanker Prasad, Gajendra Kumar and Nalin Kumar Srivastava have been elevated as permanent judges for Allahabad High Court.
Recently, the Supreme Court Collegium has recommended their names for appointment as permanent judges.
The Collegium comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjiv Khanna recommended the appointment of Justices Umesh Chandra Sharma, Renu Agarwal, Ram Manohar Narayan Mishra, Mayank Kumar Jain, Shiv Shanker Prasad, Gajendra Kumar and Nalin Kumar Srivastava of the Allahabad High Court.
For Allahabad High Court judges, the Collegium’s resolution stated that on May 1, 2023, the Collegium of the Allahabad High Court unanimously made the recommendations and the Chief Minister and Governor of Uttar Pradesh have concurred with it.
”In terms of the Memorandum of Procedure, the judges of the Supreme Court who are conversant with the affairs of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad were consulted with a view to ascertain the suitability of the Additional Judges for being appointed as permanent judges,” the resolution of the apex court stated, adding that the Committee of two judges of the Supreme Court constituted has assessed the judgments of the Additional Judges.
It further said that with a view to assess the merit and suitability of the Additional Judges for appointment as permanent judges, we have scrutinised the material placed on record including the opinion of the consultee judges and the report of the Judgment Evaluation Committee.
”On an overall consideration of the above proposal, the Collegium is of the view that the seven Additional Judges are fit and suitable for being appointed as permanent judges,” the resolution further said. (ANI)
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