The Centre on Friday notified the names of Main Justices of Madras Large Court docket and Bombay Superior Court.According to the notification, Justice Ramesh Deokinandan Dhanuka, Decide of the Bombay Substantial Courtroom, will be the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.Centre also appointed Justice Sanjay Vijaylcumar Gangapurwala, Choose, Bombay Superior Courtroom, to be the Main Justice of the Madras Substantial Courtroom. The Supreme Courtroom collegium final month encouraged the elevation of Justice Ramesh Dhanuka as Chief Justice of Bombay substantial court docket. The Collegium resolution stated that Justice Dhanuka served the Large Court docket with distinction given that his appointment.
“Over the very last 11 yrs, he has acquired sufficient encounter on the judicial and administrative facet as a puisne judge of the Substantial Courtroom. In see of the point that Justice Dhanuka has a small tenure as famous over, in phrases of the Memorandum of Course of action, the Collegium resolves to propose his appointment as the Main Justice of the Significant Court docket of Bombay. In conditions of the course of action, session has been held with the consultee-Judge/s with a watch to ascertain his suitability for appointment as the Main Justice of the Bombay Large Courtroom. The consultee-decide/s have concurred with the proposed appointment,” the resolution mentioned.
The collegium, comprising Main Justice of India Dhananjaya Chandrachud and Justices Sanjay Kaul and K M Joseph, experienced also advisable the appointment of Acting Chief Justice of Bombay large court Sanjay Gangapurwala as Main Justice of Madras substantial court docket.Justice Gangapurwala was elevated as an Additional Choose of the Bombay High Court docket in 2010. In December 2022, he was appointed as the Performing Main Justice of the Bombay Substantial Courtroom right after the then Chief Justice Dipankar Datta was elevated as a choose of the Supreme Court.
In the method, the Collegium has recalled its earlier advice to transfer Orissa Higher Court docket Chief Justice Justice S Muralidhar to Madras Significant Courtroom.The resolution observed that Justice Muralidhar has a lot less than four months to demit business office. The Collegium mentioned that though his appointment as Main Justice of Madras Substantial Court docket was created in September 2022, it remained pending with the authorities.In check out of this delay, the resolution recommending the transfer of Justice Muralidhar was recalled to aid the appointment of Justice Gangapurwala as the long term Chief Justice of the Madras High Courtroom.
“The Collegium settled on September 28, 2022, to transfer Dr Justice S Muralidhar, Chief Justice of the Significant Courtroom of Orissa to the Madras Large Courtroom. The suggestion has remained pending with the authorities of India due to the fact then without any response. Dr Justice Muralidhar now demits office on August 7, 2023, leaving much less than 4 months’ time,” the resolution said.