New Delhi: November 3: The Supreme Court Collegium on Thursday recommended the name of Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh to the Central Government for appointment as the next Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court.
While recommending Supreme Court said, ‘ It is proposed to appoint Mr Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Orissa. Mr Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Patna on 5 April 2012 and has been functioning there as the senior-most puisne Judge. Before his elevation as a Judge of the High Court, he was enrolled at the Bar in 1990 and practiced at the High Court of Judicature at Patna. His area of practice was constitutional, service, criminal, and arbitration matters. During his practice of 22 years he also served as Additional Advocate General for the State of Bihar from December 2010 till his elevation as a Judge of High Court.’
Supreme Court further added, ‘As regards his contribution to the judiciary by way of disposal of cases, during his tenure of more than 11 years as a Judge of High Court, he authored 1246 reported judgments, of which 562 were delivered during last 5 years. He has maintained a high standard of professional ethics at the Bar and Bench and enjoys a good reputation for conduct and integrity. While recommending the name of Mr Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that at present the High Court of Judicature at Patna has no representation among the Chief Justices of High Courts’.
The post of Orissa High Court Chief Justice has been vacant since October 3 this year following the retirement of Justice Subhasis Talapatra.