Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has approved the proposal for elevation of three senior Judicial Officers as Judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and forwarded its decision to the Union Law Ministry for clearance.
Now, the Law Ministry has to take decision on four names as last month the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the name of Advocate Javed Iqbal Wani from the advocates’ quota.
As per the Supreme Court Collegium resolution, the copy of which is available with EXCELSIOR, approval has been granted to the proposal for elevation of three senior Judicial Officers namely Vinod Chatterji Koul, Sanjay Dhar and Puneet Gupta as Judges of the J&K High Court.
The names of these three Judicial Officers were recommended to the Supreme Court Collegium by the Collegium of J&K High Court comprising of Chief Justice Gita Mittal, first puisne Judge Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey in the month of July last year.
Vinod Chatterji Kaul is presently Chairman, J&K Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal while as Sanjay Dhar is Registrar General of the J&K High Court and Puneet Gupta is presently posted as Member, J&K Special Tribunal Jammu.