38.6c New Delhi, India, Saturday, May 18, 2024
Judiciary

Collegium Recommends Karnataka HC Chief Justice Varale for Supreme Court Elevation

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      19 January, 2024 08:24 PM      0 Comments
Collegium Recommends Karnataka HC Chief Justice Varale for Supreme Court Elevation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday recommended for elevation of Karnataka High Court's Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale as a judge of the top court.

Justice Varale, originally from the Bombay High Court is senior-most Judge belonging to a Scheduled Caste and the only Chief Justice belonging to a Scheduled Caste among the Chief Justices of High Courts across the country.

He stood at serial number six in the combined all India seniority of High Court Judges. In the seniority of Judges of the High Court of Bombay, he is the senior-most Judge.

In another decision, the Collegium recommended for appointment of Justice P S Dinesh Kumar, judge of Karnataka High Court as its Chief Justice upon the vacancy created on elevation of Justice Varale to the Supreme Court. Justice Kumar is to superannuate in February 24, 2024.

In the Supreme Court, a vacancy arose after retirement of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on December 25, 2023.

The Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and also comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna, B R Gavai, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose, said it decided to fill up the sole existing vacancy by recommending a name.

Since the workload of judges has increased considerably, it has become necessary to ensure that the Court has full working judge-strength at all times.

"The Supreme Court of India has operated almost throughout last year with full strength of thirty-four Judges and, therefore, could achieve the distinction of recording an unprecedented rate of disposal by disposing of 52191 cases in the calendar year 2023," it said.

After carefully evaluating the merit, integrity and competence of eligible Chief Justices and senior puisne judges of the High Courts and also accommodating a plurality of considerations, the Collegium found Justice Varale to be a deserving and suitable candidate in all respects, a statement said.

Justice Varale was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Bombay on July 18, 2008. He was elevated as Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka on October 15, 2022.

Before his elevation as a judge of the High Court, he practised at the Bar for over 23 years in civil, criminal, labour and administrative law matters in District and Sessions Court and in Constitutional matters at the High Court Bench at Aurangabad. 



Share this article:

About:

Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more

Follow:
TwitterLinkedinInstagram


Leave a feedback about this
Related Posts
View All

Karnataka High Court: Cabinet Rank Status Not Equivalent to Ministerial Position [Read Order] Karnataka High Court: Cabinet Rank Status Not Equivalent to Ministerial Position [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court clarifies that Cabinet rank status does not equate to ministerial position, dismissing a PIL challenging political appointments to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Karnataka High Court Grants Protection to Journalist Sudhir Chaudhary Amid Fake News Controversy Karnataka High Court Grants Protection to Journalist Sudhir Chaudhary Amid Fake News Controversy

Karnataka High Court protects journalist Sudhir Chaudhary and Aaj Tak from coercive action over alleged 'fake news' about Karnataka government's minority scheme. Get the latest updates on this legal battle.

Ganeshotsav at Idgah Maidan: High Court Rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's Plea Against Ganesh Idol Installation Ganeshotsav at Idgah Maidan: High Court Rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's Plea Against Ganesh Idol Installation

Karnataka High Court rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's plea against Ganesh idol installation at Idgah Maidan in Hubballi. Get the latest updates on the legal battle and permissions for Ganesha festivities.

Woman living in adultery cannot claim maintenance: Karnataka High Court [Read Order] Woman living in adultery cannot claim maintenance: Karnataka High Court [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court rules that a woman engaged in adultery cannot claim maintenance, stating her dishonesty as a key factor.

TRENDING NEWS

ed-to-seek-court-nod-for-custody-of-accused-if-not-arrested-till-cognisance-of-complaint-sc
Trending Judiciary
ED to seek court nod for custody of accused, if not arrested till cognisance of complaint: SC [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court ruled that the Enforcement Directorate must seek court approval for custody of an accused if not arrested before the court takes cognizance of a complaint.

17 May, 2024 01:38 PM
fundamental-right-to-health-includes-consumers-right-to-be-made-aware-of-quality-of-products-sc
Trending Judiciary
Fundamental right to health includes consumers' right to be made aware of quality of products: SC [Read Order]

Right to health includes consumers' right to know product quality. Advertisers must submit self-declarations for ads to ensure transparency and accountability: SC

17 May, 2024 01:43 PM

TOP STORIES

indian-courts-this-week-law-street-journals-weekly-round-up-of-sc-hcs-may-6-may-10
Trending Judiciary
Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [May 6 - May 10]

Get the latest updates from India's Supreme Court and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

13 May, 2024 10:29 AM
sc-dismisses-union-govt-plea-against-bail-to-maoist-financer-in-case-of-attack-on-police-party-in-jharkhand
Trending Judiciary
SC dismisses Union govt's plea against bail to Maoist financer in case of attack on police party in Jharkhand [Read Judgment]

SC rejects govt's plea against bail for accused in Jharkhand police attack case, citing absence of violated bail conditions.

13 May, 2024 11:33 AM
supreme-court-upholds-gang-rape-conviction-though-victim-turned-hostile
Trending Judiciary
Supreme Court upholds gang rape conviction, though victim turned hostile [Read Judgment]

SC upholds gang rape conviction despite victim's hostility, affirming witness credibility in criminal trials.

13 May, 2024 12:24 PM
sanatana-dharma-remarks-sc-seeks-response-from-up-maha-ktka-bihar-jamp;k-on-udhayanidhis-plea-for-clubbing-firs
Trending Judiciary
Sanatana Dharma remarks SC seeks response from UP, Maha, Ktka, Bihar, J&K on Udhayanidhi's plea for clubbing FIRs

SC seeks response on Udhayanidhi's plea for clubbing FIRs related to his remarks on 'Sanatan Dharma'.

13 May, 2024 12:39 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email