Saurabh Malik

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, September 21

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket will get three extra Judges, together with two from Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket, following Supreme Court docket suggestions on their transfers.

Two Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket’s senior Judges will, however, be transferred out.

As soon as the transfers come into power, the Excessive Court docket can have 46 Judges towards the present power of 45. The sanctioned power of the Excessive Court docket, in any other case, is 85.

Obtainable info suggests Justice Sureshwar Thakur and Justice Anoop Chitkara have been really useful for switch by the Supreme Court docket collegium from the Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket to the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket. Justice M.S.S. Ramachandra Rao’s switch has additionally been really useful from the Telangana Excessive Court docket to the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket. Justice Rao is at the moment the Performing Chief Justice there.

The Supreme Court docket collegium has already cleared the identify of Justice Rajesh Bindal for elevation because the Chief Justice of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket — one of many oldest excessive courts to be established in India. Justice Bindal is the senior-most Choose of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket and is at the moment the Performing Chief Justice of the Calcutta Excessive Court docket.

The Supreme Court docket collegium has additional really useful the switch of Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket Judges, Justice Rajan Gupta to Patna and Justice Jaswant Singh to Orissa. One other suggestion is to switch of senior Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket Choose, Justice Sabina, to Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket. She is at the moment a Choose of the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket after being transferred from the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.

Justice Thakur, to be transferred to Chandigarh, was born on Could 18, 1963, at Shimla. His father, Justice (late) Hira Singh Thakur was a Choose of the Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket, whereas his mom Nirmala Thakur “is very educated and is a famend English poetess”.

In 2001, he was chosen as an Extra District and Classes Choose. He was elevated as an Extra Choose of the Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket and assumed workplace on Could 5, 2014.

Justice Chitkara was born on April 29, 1966, at Shimla and has been serving as a Choose on the Excessive Court docket of Himachal Pradesh since Could 30, 2019. His grandfather Tek Chand Chitkara was a senior advocate, whereas his father Madan Gopal Chitkara was former Advocate-Basic of Himachal Pradesh. He remained as Vice-Chairman of Himachal Pradesh State Administrative Tribunal and authored greater than 50 books.



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