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Shiva Joshi, Pune

The Collegium of the Apex Court, led by the Chief Justice of India Justice DY Chandrachud,  has recommended an elevation of lawyers and judges for Karnataka, Allahabad and Madras High Courts. 

The Supreme Court of India. Image credit: Telegraph India

The Collegium has recommended three Judicial officers and five advocates for the elevation of Madras High Court, which include judicial officers Periyasamy Vadamalai, Ramachandran Kalaimathi and K. Govindarajan Thilakavadi. The advocates are Venkatachari Lakshminarayanan, Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri, Pillaipakkam Bahukutumbi Balaji, Ramaswamy Neelakandan and Kandhasami Kulandaivelu Ramakrishnan.

It also recommended a battery of nine lawyers, namely Prashant Kumar, Syed Qamar Hasan Rizvi, Manish Kumar Nigam, Manjive Shukla, Anish Kumar Gupta, Nand Prabha Shukla, Arun Kumar Singh Deshwal, Kshitij Shailendra and Vinod Diwakar for the elevation to the Allahabad High Court.

Lastly, it recommended three advocates to be elevated as judges, namely advocates Vijaykumar Adagouda Patil, Rajesh Rai Kallangala and Tajali Moulasab Nadaf as judges to the Karnataka High Court.

The recommendations were made to the Government of India on Thursday and these recommendations were made according to the procedure of selection, as established through years. The Government has recently backed up the collegium system as well, and have stated that in the absence of any alternate mechanism or legislations brought in by the Parliament, the Collegium system will continue in harmony with the government. The Government also emphasized the need for a stable cooperation between the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature.