The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of three judicial officers for appointment as judges of the Bombay High Court.
The judicial officers recommended are Abhay Jainarayanji Mantri, Shyam Chhaganlal Chandak and Neeraj Pradeep Dhote.
A resolution to that effect was passed by the Supreme Court Collegium comprising Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Sanjiv Khanna on October 10.
Their names had been first recommended by the Bombay High Court Collegium on June 27.
The Supreme Court Collegium noted that two of the officers had previously been overlooked for appointment as judges of the High Court.
However, considering that the High Court Collegium and consultee-judges found them fit and suitable, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended their appointment.
“Their inter se seniority be fixed as per the existing practice,” the Collegium resolution said.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Collegium also recorded that it was conscious of the fact that certain senior judicial officers were overlooked by the High Court Collegium.
“We have gone through the Minutes of the High Court Collegium and are in agreement with the justification given by the High Court Collegium for not recommending their names,” it said.