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Collegium clears backlog, recommends 6 new CJs, 1 CJ transfer, one conversion to regular CJ

Several chief justices (CJ) will be moved, according to several press reports.

The Hindu reported the following recommendations for moves of justices to be made by the collegium, which are yet to be announced by the president in several days:

Chief justice transfers / confirmations

  • DH Waghela, CJ of Orissa high court (HC) to CJ of Bombay HC;
  • SK Mukherjee, acting CJ of Karnataka HC, to regular CJ of Karnataka HC.

New chief justices

  • Ajit Singh, judge of Rajasthan HC to CJ of Gauhati HC;
  • Dinesh Maheswari, judge of Allahabad HC, to CJ of Meghalaya HC;
  • Vineet Saran, judge of Karnataka HC, to CJ of Orissa HC;
  • SK Mittal, judge of Punjab and Haryana HC, to CJ of Rajasthan HC,
  • Hemant Gupta, judge of the Punjab and Haryana HC, as acting CJ of Patna HC;
  • R Subhash Reddy, judge of the Andhra Pradesh/Telangana HC, to CJ of Gujarat HC.
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