SC Collegium clear names of 3 CJs of HCs for elevation to SC

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New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) The Supreme Court Collegium has cleared the names of three Chief Justices of High Courts for their elevation to the apex court.

The judges are; Justice A K Ganguly, presently Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Justice R M Lodha, presently Chief Justice of Patna High Court and Justice H L Dattu, presently Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. They have been cleared for their elevation as Supreme Court judges.

The collegium headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan has sent its recommendations to the Union Law Ministry for the approval of the Government.

The Union Law Ministry will forward the recommendations to the Union Cabinet for clearing and then the Union Cabinet will finally send their names to President Prathiba Devisingh Patil who will issue the Warrants of Appointment.

The Supreme Court collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India comprises two senior most judges of the Supreme Court.

The highest court of the land has been without a woman judge almost for an year now as the last female judge of the Supreme court Justice Ruma Pal had retired in November last year.

The appointments are likely to be made within a fortnight.

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