Uttarakhand Bar Association crucifies SCBA elevation proposal for Judges

Greeva Garg – 

Published on: August 16, 2021 15:43 IST

The Uttarakhand Bar Association crucified the Supreme Court Bar Association’s proposal on elevation of 48 Apex Court Advocates as the High Court Judges.

The Uttarakhand Bar Association has termed their proposal as something ‘worth putting in the trash can’.

The Supreme Court Bar Association had recommended 48 Advocate on Record (AOR), Supreme Court Advocates for recruitment as Judges in High Court across the country, describing them as ‘more meritorious than High Court Advocates’ 

Three of the Advocates had been recommended for appointment as Judges of the Uttarakhand High Court. However, commenting on the recommendation, in a conference Uttarakhand High Court Bar Association President Avtar Singh Rawat stated, “The Supreme Court Bar Association’s proposal is a joke, it is something ridiculous and worth throwing into the trash can.”     

Avtar Singh Rawat said, “Such assertions cannot be substantiated since the Advocates who do not belong to Uttarakhand and have not practiced law in the Uttarakhand High Court cannot be expected to know about traditional laws and social system of the State. In 1993 a collegium of Judges of the High Courts and Supreme Court were given the right to identify qualified advocates to be elevated as Judges. Therefore, any such recommendation has no legal validity.”

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