Collegium recommends elevation of justice Pankaj Mithal as Chief Justice of J&K

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of new Chief Justices to three High Courts – Madras, Jammu & Kashmir and Gauhati.

Justice Pankaj Mithal from Allahabad High Court has been recommended for Chief Justice post of Jammu & Kashmir. Justice Mithal enrolled was an advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh in 1985 and practiced before the Allahabad High Court until 2006 when he was elevated as additional judge of that High Court. He became a permanent judge in 2008.

Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, currently serving as judge at Uttarakhand High Court, has been recommended to take over as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court. Justice Dhulia completed LLB in the year 1986 and initially practiced before the Allahabad High Court before he shifted to the newly created High Court of Uttarakhand. He was appointed judge of Uttarakhand High Court in 2008

Justice Sanjib Banerjee, who is currently a judge at Calcutta has been recommended for appointment as Chief Justice of Madras High Court. Justice Banerjee enrolled as an advocate in the year 1990 and practiced mainly in Calcutta High Court. He was appointed permanent judge of that High Court in 2006.


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