The two names approved by the government include Advocate Santosh Govindrao Chapalgaonkar and Milind Manohar Sathaya. Both of them will now be judges of the Bombay High Court.
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Supreme Court collegium After returning the 20 names sent by the Central Government, the Government approved the appointment of two of these names. These two names include senior lawyers, who will be appointed as judges in the Bombay High Court Tafag Supreme Court He questioned the delay on the part of the government in the names sent by the collegium. The government later sent back the names of 20 for reconsideration.
The two names approved by the government include Advocate Santosh Govindrao Chapalgaonkar and Milind Manohar Sathaya. Both of them will now be judges of the Bombay High Court. It was reported earlier that the central government has asked the Supreme Court Collegium to reconsider 20 files related to the appointment of judges to the High Court. While providing the information on Monday, sources said it also contained files on advocate Sourav Kripal, who has come out as gay.
The central government objected
The central government strongly objected to the recommended names and returned the files to the collegium on November 25, said sources familiar with the process of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and the High Court. He said that out of these 20 cases, 11 are new cases, while the apex court collegium has repeated nine cases. The collegium headed by the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana recommended the name of Advocate Sourav Kripal for appointment as a judge in the Delhi High Court. Saurabh Kripal Former Chief Justice of the country B.N. Kripal has a son.
Some names were sent earlier too
Kripal’s name was sent by the Delhi High Court Collegium to the Supreme Court Collegium in October 2017. But it is said that the apex court collegium has suspended consideration of Kripal’s name three times. Justice Raman’s predecessor, then Chief Justice SA Bobde, reportedly asked the government to provide more information about Kripal. Ultimately, the collegium headed by Justice Raman decided in November 2021 in favor of Kripal. (also from input language)