Supreme Court Transfer High Court Judges: CJI DY Chandrachud recommended the transfer of 24 High Court judges in the Collegium meeting on Thursday (August 3). The transfers of these High Court judges were pending for a long time. Official sources said that the collegium has taken this decision for the smooth running of judicial administration. If we look at the figures, this is probably the first time when transfer of such a large number of judges has been recommended at one go.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant, chaired by the CJI, recommended the transfer of judges of Punjab and Haryana, Telangana, Gujarat, Allahabad, Bombay, Andhra Pradesh and Patna High Court in this meeting held on Thursday. .
People already aware of the collegium meeting said that this proposal for transfer of judges to the High Court was in the pipeline for a long time. According to him, before making the recommendation, the collegium had discussed this with the consulate judges of the High Court.
Does the Supreme Court have the power to transfer judges?
Amidst all this, the question arises whether the Supreme Court collegium has the power to transfer judges. In such a situation, Article 222 of the Constitution provides for the transfer of judges, including the Chief Justice of the High Court, from one High Court to another, but for this there is a fixed procedure, which is the guidelines on the appointment and transfer posting of High Court judges of the country. Gives
This process says that after receiving the recommendation for the transfer of judges from the Chief Justice of the country, the Union Law Ministry sends the recommendation to the Prime Minister along with all the necessary documents. The Prime Minister advises the President of the country regarding this recommendation and then a decision is taken accordingly.