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Centre approves appointment of five additional judges to Calcutta High Court, 1 to Madras High Court

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New Delhi Aug 26(ILNS): The Central Government, today, notified the appointment of five Additional Judges to the Calcutta High Court and a Judge to the Madras High Court.

In a notification issued here, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Kesang Doma Bhutia, Rabindranath Samanta, Sugato Majumdar, Bivas Pattanayak, and Ananda Kumar Mukherjee as Additional Judges of the Calcutta High Court, in order of seniority.

“The appointment of Sugato Majumdar and Bivas Pattanayak as Additional Judges of Calcutta High Court would be for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. However, the period of appointment of Kesang Doma Bhutia, Rabindranath Samanta, and Ananda Kumar Mukherjee as Additional Judges of Calcutta High Court would be till May 4, 2022, June 23, 2023, and August 4, 2022, respectively, with effect from the date they assume charge of their offices,” stated the notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice Department of Justice (Appointment Division).

In a separate notification, the Centre notified the appointment of Pranay Verma as a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

“In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint Pranay Verma to be a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” it said.

The Supreme Court collegium, in its notification dated March 2, 2021, had approved the proposal for the elevation of three advocates as Judges of the Madras High Court, including Advocate Pranay Verma./ILNS/KR/SNG

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