Seven advocates recommended for elevation as Madhya Pradesh HC judges. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has recommended names of seven advocates to the Supreme Court Collegium for elevation as Madhya Pradesh High Court judges.
It’s notable that the Madhya Pradesh High Court has a sanctioned strength of 53 judges. The number of vacancies as on 1st June, 2020 stands at 22 out of sanctioned strength of 53 judges.
The criteria for appointment of a person as Judge of High Court are provided under Article 217 of Constitution, which are: – has for at least ten years held a judicial office in the territory of India; or has for at least ten years been an advocate of a High Court or of two or more such Courts in succession.
The recommended names include advocates, who are practicing advocates before the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
The advocates whose name have been sent to the SC Collegium are: Purushainda Kumar Kaurav, Raghvendra Dixit, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Dr Vivek Shaaran, Pranaya Verma, Nidhi Patnagar, and Shashank Shekhar Dugwebar.
These names will be placed before the Supreme Court Collegium, which consists of three senior most judges of the Supreme Court, who then shall deliberate on the names of the advocates along with the report of Intelligence Bureau on each candidate.
On approval by the Supreme Court Collegium, the names of the proposed candidates will be sent to the Ministry of Law & Justice, which will send the names to the President of India. The President under his sign and seal would issue the warrant of appointment and thereafter it would be notified in the Official Gazette by the Government by which the proposed candidates would be eligible for taking oath of office of judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court.