The Supreme Court Collegium has proposed that advocate Vikas Bahl be promoted to the position of Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
According to the Ministry of Law and Justice, Vikas Bahl has been named as an additional judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court for two years from the day he holds office.
Vikas Bahl has been named as an Additional Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by the President of India, in the exercise of the authority bestowed by clause (l) of Article 224 of the Indian Constitution.
The Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, announced on March 2 to nominate advocate Rahul Bharti for appointment as a Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Collegium has recommended three lawyers for appointment as judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court: Dr. Vivek Sharan, Nidhi Patankar, and Pranay Verma. The Collegium, which further involves Justices NV Ramana and RF Nariman, reaffirmed its previous recommendation that Satyen Vaidya be elevated to the Himachal Pradesh High Court as a judge. It also renewed its call for advocates Viju Abraham Mohammed Nias CP and Paul KK to be promoted to the Kerala High Court and Nagendra Ramachandra Naik to the Karnataka High Court. It also agreed to the request to nominate ten additional Allahabad High Court judges as permanent judges. Ali Zamin, Vipin Chandra Dixit, Shekhar Kumar Yadav, Ravi Nath Tilhari, Deepak Verma, Gautam Chowdhary, Shamim Ahmed, Dinesh Pathak, Manish Kumar, and Samit Gopal are the justices in question. It also approved the promotion of judicial officer A Badharudeen to the role of Kerala High Court Judge.