SC Names 7 Former HC Judges And 18 Senior Advocates

New Delhi, December 11, 2011 : The Supreme Court appointed seven ex-Judges from different high courts as well as 18 lawyers to the role of Senior advocates.

 Sc Names 7 Former Hc Judges And 18 Senior

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and the Judges of the Supreme Court in a full court meeting held on December 8, decided to designate 7 former chief justices/Judges of high courts, and 18 advocates-on-record as Senior Advocates with effect from December 8.

In the judge’s category, former high court Judges are — Dr JN Bhat, Surendra Kumar, SK Gangele, Vinod Prasad, L Narasimha Reddy, AIS Cheema, and Naushad Ali.Justice Gangele, who retired in July, 2018 faced sexual harassment allegations during his tenure in the Madhya Pradesh High Court by a district court judge.

Ravi Prakash Mehrotra and Dr Krishan Chauhan are the Senior Advocates in the lawyer’s category.

The full court took the decision to grant Senior advocate under Section 16 of the Advocates Act, 196.In 2018, fresh guidelines were framed for conferring the designation after the apex court’s judgement in Indira Jaising’s case on October 12, 2017.

According to the fresh norms, a permanent committee is set up with a secretariat headed by Chief Justice, or chief justice in case of high courts, two Senior most Judges with Attorney General/Advocate General.

This committee would nominate a bar member, to scrutinise the candidates, conduct interviews and award points.After the completion of this process, the matter is referred to the full court.

Prior to 2017, the decision was made by secret vote among Judges, and the rule of majority.


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