7 Additional High Court Judges elevated as Permanent Judges

The Union government, on Tuesday, announced the elevation of several Judges from Additional Judges to Permanent Judges in the Calcutta, Kerala, Jharkhand, and Punjab & Haryana High Courts.

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The Union government, on Tuesday, announced the elevation of several Judges from Additional Judges to Permanent Judges in the Calcutta, Kerala, Jharkhand, and Punjab & Haryana High Courts.

In a series of notifications issued on January 30, the government detailed the appointments:

  1. Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, previously an Additional Judge of the High Court of Jharkhand, has been appointed as a Judge of the same High Court.
  2. Justice Shoba Annamma Eapen, who served as an Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court, has been elevated to the position of Judge in the Kerala High Court.
  3. Justice Lapita Banerji, previously an Additional Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has been appointed as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. This appointment fills a vacancy of a permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court.
  4. In Calcutta High Court, Justice Shampa Dutt (Paul), Justice Raja Basu Chowdhury, Justice Ananya Bandyopadhyay, and Justice Rai Chattopadhyay, who were serving as Additional Judges, have been appointed as Judges.

These appointments follow the recent recommendations by the Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, and comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice BR Gavai.