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‘Rare’ transfer of four Delhi High Court Justices by Supreme Court

SC-Complex-N.Delhi_February,13,2016: In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court has transferred four judges of the Delhi high court.

The SC collegium, TOI has learnt, decided to shift Justices Suresh Kait, V P Vaish, Rajiv Shakdher and Valmiki Mehta to other high courts. Sources said some of the judges have even received transfer letters from the Centre after the President approved the recommendations. The transferred judges are set to join the high courts of Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Madras and Gujarat, respectively, they added.

While Justice Vaish was elevated in Delhi HC from the subordinate judiciary and served as the registrar general earlier, the others joined the bench from the bar. The reshuffle is exceptional, observers said, as they are of middle-level seniority and won’t be joining the other high court as chief justice.

“As a matter of practice, judges are transferred out only if they are being appointed as chief justice of some high court or getting elevated to the Supreme Court. It is very rare for the collegium to do such en-masse transfer,” one of the judges said.TOI

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  1. Their may be some adverse report against them
    Delhi High Court is such a Hub.
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/739322182840920?ref=bookmarks

    Delhi High Court Chief Justice & 4 senior most judges viz.
    1. G ROHINI, CJ. 2. BADAR DURREZ AHAMAD. 3. PRADEEP NANDRAJOG. 4. RAVJNDER BHATT. 5. GITA MITTAL
    (Some of them likely to be elevated as Judges to Supreme Court shortly)
    adopted very Transparent procedure in 37 interviews conducted on 18 May to 21 May 2015, in selection of 10 District Judges in Delhi, out of 2661 lawyers having experience of minimum 7 years as Lawyer, in Delhi Higher Judiciary Exam-2013, whose final result was declared on 20.07.2015.
    RTI Applications revealed that:-
    #The complaint about fabrication of viva records on or before 16.07.2015, was made to PMO, President of India, Un Law Minister, Home Min & CJI and most of them forwarded to Reg Gen Delhi High Court, PS to CJ Delhi High Court for appropriate inquiry but all such forwarded complaint were filed(dismissed), without any finding that fabrication allegations are false or that viva records were checked & not found to be fabricated as alleged.
    Para 2 of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 19410/RTI/DHC/676/2015 DATED 01.10.2015;
    Para i of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 22329/RTI/DHC/807/2015 DATED 17.11.2015;
    Para h of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 141/RTI/DHC/963/2015 DATED 05.01.2016.
    # The record of viva proceedings from 18 to 21 May 2015 was never destroyed. Para a, b & c of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 141/RTI/DHC/963/2015 DATED 05.01.2016.
    # The record of viva proceedings from 18 to 21 May 2015 was always not-available; Para iv & v of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 16978/RTI/DHC/549/2015 DATED 26.08.2015; Para 4(iv) of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 19410/RTI/DHC/676/2015 DATED 01.10.2015; Para g of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 141/RTI/DHC/963/2015 DATED 05.01.2016; Para a & b of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 1563/RTI/DHC/39/2016 DATED 25.01.2016.
    # The information, whether any record of viva proceedings was ever prepared, can’t be disclosed under RTI act; Para 4(i), 4(ii) 4(iii) of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 19410/RTI/DHC/676/2015 DATED 01.10.2015.
    # There is no record even of date, when interview marks & proceeding first got typed or copy thereof; Para d of RTI REPLY BEARINGS NO. 1563/RTI/DHC/39/2016 DATED 25.01.2016..

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