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Serving Judicial Officers Cannot Club Their Previous Advocate Practice To Claim Eligibility For Elevation As High Court Judges : SC [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 1:47am

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The Apex Court gave the order on 4th September in the case of R. Poornima and Ors v. Union of India and Ors. The Bench comprised of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justice A.S. Bopanna, and Justice V Ramasubramanian, and they dismissed the petition of the Petitioner stating that the serving judicial officers cannot club in their advocate practice period to claim eligibility for elevation as High Court Judges. The persons who were appointed as District Judges by way of direct recruitment in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service have filed a writ petition asking for the following reliefs:

1.    Issue a Writ in the nature of a Writ of Certiorari filed Mandamus or any other appropriate Writ, Order or Orders, Directions, to call for records relating to the last list of names recommended by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Madras to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India for appointment as Judges of Madras High Court and quash the same in so far as it relates to the names of the Respondents herein and consequently direct the Hon’ble Collegium if the Madras High Court to consider the names of the Petitioners also for appointment as High Court Judges;

2.    Issue a writ in the nature of a Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate Writ, Order or Orders, Directions, directing the Respondents to return the last list of names for appointment as Judges of High Court, Madras recommended by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Madras to… Continue Reading...


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