New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names of 19 advocates for elevation as judges of various high courts.
The names include five for Calcutta High Court. They are Shampa Sarkar, Sabyasachi Chaudhury, Ravi Krishan Kapur, Arindam Mukherjee and Sakya Sen.
The name of one nominee has been rejected on the basis of an income criterion. "As regards Piush Chaturvedi... his average professional income is well below the prescribed minimum professional income limit," the collegium said.
The collegium also recommended that 23 additional judges of different high courts can be made permanent judges.
A judge is initially appointed as an additional judge for two years, following which the status of permanent judge is conferred if the performance is found satisfactory.
The other high courts where appointments have been recommended include those in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.