Gurgaon district and sessions judge Bharat Bhushan Parsoon has been elevated as the judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared his name for the post.
Prasoon would be administered the oath of office by the chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on June 13. The strength of judges would now be 42 in the high court against the sanctioned strength of 68.
The President has also appointed additional judges Paramjeet Singh, Naresh Kumar Sanghi and Rameshwar Singh Malik, as permanent judges. All the three had taken oath as additional judges of the high court on September 28, 2011.
The court had recommended names of four district judges from Punjab and three from Haryana for their elevation to the high court in February but only Prasoon’s name has been cleared. Others are high court registrar general Surender Gupta, Punjab district judges Fateh Deep Singh (Ferozepur), Jaspal Singh (Bathinda) and Mahavir Singh Chauhan (Sangrur). Haryana district judges whose names had been recommended were Anita Chaudhary (Panchkula) and Ramendra Jain (Jind).
In March, the HC collegium also recommended names of eight advocates of the high court for elevation as judges. These include Girish Agnihotri, Arun Palli, Vinod Ghai, HS Sidhu, Manisha Gandhi, BS Rana, Gurminder Singh and Rajkaran Singh Brar.