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SC Dismisses Plea of Tamil Nadu Judicial officers seeking appointment as Judges of Madras High Court [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 1:38am

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The Supreme Court on Friday (September 4, 2020), dismissed the plea of eight judicial officers of Tamil Nadu, seeking to be considered for appointment as a judge of Madras High Court. They also sought directions to return the list of names already recommended by the collegium of Madras High Court for the appointment of judges. The petitioners pleaded that despite being the senior-most in their cadre of District Judge, they are being overlook3d by the High Court and now their juniors have been elevated/ promoted to the Madras High Court as a judge. 

The bench of the apex court was headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and comprised of Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian. The petitioners were Madras High Court Registrar (vigilance) R. Poornima, Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority (TNSLSA) Member Secretary K. Rajashekhar and the Principle Judge of the Family Courts in Chennai A.K.A Rahmaan, Principle District Judges R. Sakthivel, A. Kanthakumar, A. Nazeem Banu, M.D. Sumathi and M. Suresh Viswanath. The basic argument revolved around Article 217 and also according to the petitioners they were being discriminated which were a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution of India. 

The bench was of the opinion that the petitioners have not complete 10 years as the judicial officers hence the collegium was right in not promoting them to the position of High Court Judges as required by Article 217 (2) (a) of the Indian Constitution. The collegium recommended the names of the persons who fulfilled the… Continue Reading...

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