SC publishes 9 names shortlisted by collegium for appointments

  • A one-page statement, published on the Supreme Court website, has listed out the nine names shortlisted by the collegium in the meeting held on Tuesday evening. HT reported the nine names.
As reported by HT on Wednesday morning, these nine names include justice BV Nagarathna from the Karnataka high court (HC), who, if elevated now, could become the first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027.(HT Archive)
As reported by HT on Wednesday morning, these nine names include justice BV Nagarathna from the Karnataka high court (HC), who, if elevated now, could become the first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027.(HT Archive)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 01:45 AM IST
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ByUtkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Supreme Court administration on Wednesday evening published the nine names recommended by the collegium for appointment in the apex court.

As reported by HT on Wednesday morning, these nine names include justice BV Nagarathna from the Karnataka high court (HC), who, if elevated now, could become the first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027. She is the daughter of former CJI Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah, and will become the CJI in September 2027 for little over a month after her appointment.

A one-page statement, published on the Supreme Court website, has listed out the nine names shortlisted by the collegium in the meeting held on Tuesday evening. HT reported the nine names.

Besides justice Nagarathna, those recommended included justices Abhay Shreeniwas Oka (CJ of Karnataka HC), Vikram Nath (CJ of Gujarat HC), Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari (CJ of Sikkim HC), Hima Kohli (CJ of Telangana HC), CT Ravikumar (judge in Kerala HC), MM Sundresh (judge in Madras HC) and PS Narasimha (senior advocate and former additional solicitor general).

According to people familiar with the development, the Union law ministry is yet to receive files from the Supreme Court on the recommendations.

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