ANI Photo | Centre notifies appointment of Justice Prasarma Bhalachandra Varale as Judge of Supreme Court

The Central Government through the Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday notified the appointment of Justice Prasarma Bhalachandra Varale as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
Varale is currently serving as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
Notification issued in this regards stated that, “in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Prasarma
Bhalachandra Varale, Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, to be a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office”.
Recently the Supreme Court Collegium recommending his name, said the collegium has taken into consideration the fact that among the high court judges, he is the senior-most judge belonging to a Scheduled Caste and the only chief justice belonging to a Scheduled Caste among the chief justices of high courts across the country. We are also conscious of the fact that at present, there are three judges from the High Court of Bombay on the bench of the Supreme Court.
It also said the Collegium is well conscious of the fact that in the seniority of Judges of the High Court of Karnataka, he is second senior-most Judge after Justice Narendar G who is functioning on transfer in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and has a long tenure ahead of him.
The office of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka will be falling vacant consequent upon the elevation of Justice Prasanna B Varale to the Supreme Court in terms of our separate recommendation made today. Therefore, appointment to that office is required to be made, said the Collegium.
The Collegium, therefore, resolved to recommend that Justice P S Dinesh Kumar be appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka consequent upon the elevation of Justice Prasanna B Varale to the Supreme Court

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