NEW DELHI: The Centre has notified the appointment of Chief Justices of the Karnataka High Court, and Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court.
It also notified the transfer of Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to Rajasthan High Court.
In a tweet, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “As per the constitutional provisions, Justice Pankaj Mithal is transferred to Rajasthan as Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC, Justice P B Varale is appointed as Chief Justice of Karnataka HC & Justice AM Magrey as Chief Justice of J&K & Ladakh HC. I extend best wishes to all of them”.
In September, the Supreme Court collegium in its meeting held on 28 September, 2022 recommended elevation of Justice Varle, presently a judge of Bombay High Court, as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, as Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
In another statement, the collegium recommended the transfer of justice Pankaj Mithal from Jammu and Kashmir High Court to Rajasthan High Court.