The Centre on Tuesday notified the switch of Justice M N Bhandari from Allahabad Excessive Court docket to Madras Excessive Court docket.
“In train of the ability conferred by clause (I) of Article 222 of the Structure of India, the President, after session with the Chief Justice of India, is happy to switch Shri Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, Decide of Allahabad Excessive Court docket, as a Decide of Madras Excessive Court docket and to direct him to imagine cost of his workplace within the Madras Excessive Court docket,” a notification by the Legislation Ministry acknowledged.
Because the senior-most choose in Madras HC, Justice Bhandari is prone to take cost because the performing Chief Justice. The switch comes a day after the federal government permitted the Supreme Court docket collegium’s resolution to maneuver Justice Sanjib Banerjee, the Chief Justice of Madras HC, to Meghalaya HC.
Justice Bhandari was appointed a choose of Rajasthan HC in 2007. In March 2019, overruling Justice Bhandari’s request for reconsideration, the SC collegium beneficial his switch from his father or mother excessive courtroom to Allahabad HC “within the curiosity of higher administration of justice”.
He was briefly the performing Chief Justice of Allahabad HC in June this 12 months. He’ll retire in September 2022, as per Legislation Ministry data.
On September 16, the SC collegium beneficial transfers of 17 judges throughout HCs, signalling a serious reshuffle. The collegium beneficial transfers of JusticeVivek Agarwal to Madhya Pradesh HC, Justice Ravi Nath Tilhari to Andhra Pradesh HC, Justices C D Singh and Yashwant Varma to Delhi HC, Justice Subhash Chand to Jharkhand HC, and Justice Bhandari to Madras HC.