Supreme Court Collegium has cleared 16 names for appointment as judges in four high courts.
In its meeting held on Wednesday, the collegium approved the proposal for elevation of 16 names - six judicial officers and 10 advocates - as judges of these four high courts.
Collegium in a statement said that in its September 29 meeting it approved the proposal for elevation of seven advocates as judges of the Gujarat High Court.
The seven include two women — Mauna Bhatt and Nisha Thakore — wherein the latter serves as assistant government pleader for Gujarat at the High Court at present while Bhatt serves as senior standing counsel for the income tax department in Gujarat at the High Court.
AL Pansare, SC More, US Joshi-Phalke and BP Deshpande - as judges of the Bombay High Court. Collegium has recommended names of advocates Aditya Kumar Mohapatra and Mruganka Sekhar Sahoo and judicial officers Radha Krishna Pattanaik and Sashikanta Mishra for their elevation as judges of the Orissa High Court.
Advocate Sandeep Moudgil who has been recommended for appointment as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.