The Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana “has agreed” to consider elevating Supreme Court lawyers as High Court judges, said Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) said on Tuesday.
“The CJI has agreed to the request made by SCBA and has requested the Chief Justices of the High Courts to consider lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court for elevation to their High Courts,” SCBA president Vikas Singh said.
Singh said that the executive committee of SCBA has constituted a “search committee” for this purpose.
“The High Court Collegiums may then consider such names along with the lawyers from the High Court Bar in order to choose the most deserving candidate amongst those available for elevation,” he added.
The top court lawyers’ body said the elevation of the lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court has always been its concern.
On May 31, Singh, on behalf of the executive committee of SCBA, made a representation to the Chief Justice, putting across the concern of its members with regard to their elevation to the High Courts.