SC Collegium recommends appointing Justice MS Ramachandra Rao as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court

Supreme Court three-judge Collegium recommended to appointed Justice M S Ramchandra Rao ad the new Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court he would replace Mr. Justice Amjad A Sayed who retired from this post recently. SC Collegium comprising of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and Justice K.M. Joseph passed this resolution on  Wednesday. 

Mr. Justice M S Ramachandra Rao was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on June  29,  2012, on the bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh he opted for Telangana as his parent High Court. He is functioning on transfer as a judge of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana since 12 October 2021. He is the senior-most among puisne judges originating from the High Court for the State of Telangana. Collegium said that Telangana has no representation among Chief Justices of the High Courts. 

Justice Rao has acquired experience in dispensing justice in two High Courts therefore the Collegium found him suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh.

The collegium before the appointment of the new Chief Justice had followed the memorandum of the procedure after consultation with the consultee-Judge/s to ascertain the suitability of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao for this office.

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