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Supreme Court Fines Advocate for trying to Hamper Appointment of HC Judge

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Snehal Upadhyay

Published on: September 6, 2021, at 09:50 IST

The Supreme Court had imposed a fine of Rs 5 Lakh on an Advocate alleging to stop the elevation of a Judge and abusing the proceedings of the Court.

A Division Bench comprising SK Kaul and MM Sundresh quashed a Writ Petition filed by an advocate seeking the Court to take action against the appointment of High Court Registrar General A Venkateswar Reddy as a Judge of the Telangana High Court.

The petitioner framed several allegations on the Registrar General and was against his recommendation for his elevation as a Judge.

The Bench stated that “The collegium of the Supreme Court has the benefit of all the material before taking a call on whether to recommend the name or not. The appointment takes place thereafter by the issuance of warrants of appointment. Thus sufficient safeguards exist in the system.” 

The Appointment process for the Judges of the High Courts is an entrenched process where the collegium takes seniority, merit and recommendations made by the government into consideration while appointing any Judge.

On August 17 the Supreme Court three-member collegium had agreed with the proposal for the elevation of six judicial officers as judges of the Telangana High Court, including Reddy.

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