SC noted that there was no obstacle in considering SC lawyers for the office of HC judge
The Apex Court orally noted that there is no obstacle to including the Supreme Court attorneys for the High Court judicial office.
The bank that made this oral remark consisted of the Chief Justice of India and heard a matter related to the appointment of judges.
The prima facie evidence the bank heard was in case PLR Projects Ltd. against Mahanadi Coalfields Pvt Ltd., with the bank examining the issue related to vacancies at high courts.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Senior Advocate Vikas Singh stated in front of the bank that the Supreme Court colleges are not adopting the names of the Supreme Court attorneys for the office of Supreme Court judge.
However, the bank denied this submission by the SCBA president, stating that they themselves recommended the names of the SC attorneys and that the College of the High Court considered it. The bank also cited examples from the High Court of Punjab & Haryana, High Court of Madras, etc., that SC attorneys have considered for the judiciary in the High Court.
The President of the SCBA asked the bank to make such a remark in one of its orders. However, the bank did not believe that there was no such bar and it would not issue an order to do so.