The Supreme Court Collegium has proposed the appointment of a retired district judge to the Madhya Pradesh High Court, setting a precedent.A senior member of the Madhya Pradesh Higher Judicial Service named Roopesh Chandra Varshney was recommended by the three-person Collegium comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and Justice KM Joseph to be a judge on the High Court. In the past, after retiring as High Court justices, Justice Baharul Islam (1980) and Justice Fathima Beevi (1989) were appointed to the top court.
“Having regard to the above and the legitimate expectation based on the long period of service rendered by him, the Collegium is of the considered opinion that In a resolution dated April 12, the Collegium declared that Roopesh Chandra Varshney “is qualified for appointment as a judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh.”
The names of Anuradha Shukla, Sanjeev Sudhakar Kalgaonkar, Prem Narayan Singh, Achal Kumar Paliwal, Hirdes, and Avnindra Kumar Singh were also suggested by the Collegium for the position of judge on the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
According to the Collegium, who cited the Intelligence Bureau assessment, Varshney had a positive reputation both personally and professionally, and nothing unfavourable had been discovered regarding his honesty. His judicial performance was extremely good, according to the Evaluation Committee’s assessment, and the Collegium noted that the candidate’s yearly confidential reports were remarkable.
It said that the suggestion was made by the Collegium of He was roughly 59.10 years old and had since retired from judicial service after attaining the age of superannuation when the Collegium of the High Court ruled that Roopesh Chandra Varshney was qualified for appointment as a judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh. On September 28, 1987, he enlisted in the judicial branch. It was noted that he met the required age requirement because of his age of 58.03 years as of the date of the vacancy for which his name had been nominated.