Centre approves elevation of 11 additional judges of Bombay High Court as permanent judges

The Union of India has given its nod to the elevation of 11 additional judges of the Bombay High Court as permanent judges of the same High Court.

On March 12, 2024, the Supreme Court Collegium made the recommendation for elevation of 11 additional judges. These are Justice Urmila Sachin Joshi-Phalke; Justice Bharat Pandurang Deshpande; Justice Kishore Chandrakant Sant; Justice Valmiki SA Menezes; Justice Kamal Rashmi Khat; Justice Sharmila Uttamrao Deshmukh; Justice Arun Ramnath Pedneker; Justice Sandeep Vishnupant Marne; Justice Gauri Vinod Godse; Justice Rajesh Shantaram Patil; and Justice Arif Saleh Doctor.

As per the resolution of the Supreme Court Collegium, the Bombay High Court Collegium had also unanimously recommended these 11 judges to be made permanent on December 14, 2023.

The Chief Ministers and the Governors of the States of Maharashtra and Goa concurred with the above recommendation, it added.

Justice Joshi-Phalke and Justice Deshpande were notified as additional judges by the Central government on June 3, 2022.

The other nine were notified as additional judges by the Central government on July 16, 2022.

With these 11 additional judges being made permanent, the High Court will now have 51 permanent judges and 17 additional judges.

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