Justice B.V. Nagarathna may become CJI in 2027, Collegium Recommended 9 Names

The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by the current Chief Justice NV Ramana, has recommended the names of nine judges, including Justice Nagarathna.
Justice B.V. Nagarathna may become CJI in 2027, Collegium Recommended 9 Names
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Justice B.V. Nagarathna may become the first woman Chief Justice of the country in 2027. The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by the current Chief Justice NV Ramana, has recommended the names of nine judges, including Justice Nagarathna, for promotion. Justice Nagarathna is currently a judge of the Karnataka High Court.

If the name of Justice Nagarathna gets the approval of the central government, then she can become the Chief Justice of India in 2027. However, his tenure will be only for a little more than a month. Justice Nagarathna's father, Justice E.S. Venkataramaiah has also been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He held this post from 19 June 1989 to 17 December 1989.

Justice Nagarathna spoke of the media regulation system

Justice Nagarathna was appointed as an additional judge in the Karnataka High Court in 2008, and was appointed a permanent judge in 2010. He has given many important decisions on the basis of commercial and constitutional laws. In addition, in 2012, in view of the increasing cases of fake news, Justice Nagarathna and other judges had directed the central government to examine the possibility of regulating media broadcasting. However, he also warned of the dangers of government control over the media.

Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar
Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar

No appointment in SC after CJI Ranjan Gogoi's retirement

After the retirement of Justice R.F. Nariman on August 12, the number of judges in the Supreme Court has come down to 25, while the posts of 34 judges, including the Chief Justice, are here. If these recommendations are accepted, then the number of judges in the Supreme Court will be 33 and one seat will be left. Justice Navin Sinha is also retiring from the Supreme Court. Not a single appointment has been made in the Supreme Court so far after the retirement of former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on March 19, 2019.

3 women judges out of 9 recommendations

According to sources, out of the nine judges recommended by the collegium, three are women. Apart from Justice Nagarathna, the names of Justice Hima Kohli, Chief Justice of Telangana High Court and Justice Bela Trivedi of Gujarat High Court have also been recommended.

Apart from these, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Abhay Srinivas Oka, Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court Vikram Nath, Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari, Kerala High Court Judge C.T. The names of Ravi and Justice MM Sundaresh have been recommended for promotion in the Supreme Court.

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