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The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15-10-2019 has decided to recommend elevation of Judges of High Courts as Chief Justices of the High Courts, as mentioned below:

S. No. Name of the Judge Present High Court Elevation as Chief Justice of
1. Mohammad Rafiq Rajasthan High Court Meghalaya High Court
2. Dr Ravi Ranjan (PHC: Patna) Punjab & Haryana High Court Jharkhand High Court

Supreme Court of India

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President is pleased to appoint Smt. Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, senior-most Judge of the Sikkim High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court with effect from 17th September, 2019 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court.


Ministry of Law and Justice

[Notification dt. 13-09-2019]

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Supreme Court Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. recommends the appointment of Justice Arup Kumar Goswami as the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court.

Office of the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court would be falling vacant shortly, consequent upon retirement of Justice V.K. Bist, Chief Justice of that High Court. Therefore, appointment to that office is required to be made.

Justice Arup Kumar Goswami is the senior-most Judge from Gauhati High Court and has been functioning there since his elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice Arup Kumar Goswami is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


Collegium Resolution

Supreme Court of India

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President is pleased to appoint Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, senior-most Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of the High Court with effect from 10-06-2019 consequent upon the retirement of Justice Sanjay Kumar Seth, Chief Justice, Madhya Pradesh High Court.


[Notification dt. 07-06-2019]

Ministry of Law and Justice

Appointments & TransfersNews

President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Arup Kumar Goswami, senior-most Judge of the Gauhati High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from the date Shri Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna relinquishes the charge as Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court consequent upon his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.


[Notification dt. 22-05-2019]

Ministry of Law and Justice

Bail Application
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President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary, senior-most Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from the date Shri Justice Surya Kant relinquishes the charge as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court consequent upon his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.


[Notification dt. 22-05-2019]

Ministry of Law and Justice

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President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, senior-most Judge of the Jharkhand High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from the date Shri Justice Aniruddha Bose relinquishes the charge as Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court consequent upon his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.


[Notification dt. 22-05-2019]

Ministry of Law and Justice

Appointments & TransfersNews

Justice A.A. Kureshi is the senior-most Judge from Gujarat High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Bombay High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice A. A Kureshi is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Resolution dt. 10-05-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

Bail Application
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Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. is of the considered view that Justice V. Ramasubramanian is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Resolution dt. 10-05-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

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Justice D.N. Patel is a senior puisne Judge from Gujarat High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Jharkhand High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Justice D.N. Patel is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Resolution dt. 10-05-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

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Justice R.S. Chauhan is the senior-most Judge from Rajasthan High Court and at present is functioning in Telangana
High Court as Acting Chief Justice. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium comprising of Ranjana Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ. is of the considered view that Justice R.S. Chauhan is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.


[Resolution dt. 10-05-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

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Collegium comprising of Ranjan Gogoi, CJ and S.A. Bobde and N.V. Ramana, JJ., recommends the appointment of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat of Delhi High Court to be the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.

Justice S. Ravindra Bhat is the senior-most Judge from Delhi High Court and is functioning in that High Court since his elevation. Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium finds Justice S. Ravindra Bhat suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. The Collegium resolves to recommend accordingly.

While making the above recommendation, the Collegium is conscious of the fact that consequent upon the proposed appointment, there will be three Chief Justices from Delhi High Court, which has the special distinction of being the High Court for the national capital.


[Dated: 08-04-2019]

Collegium Resolutions

Supreme Court of India