Sources have stated that President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday had appointed 15 judges to the Madras High Court two months after the Supreme Court Collegiums recommended their names to the government. It was stated that the 15 new judges are V. Parthiban, R. Subramanian, M. Govindaraj, M. Sundar, R. Sureshkumar, J. Nisha Banu, M.S. Ramesh, S.M. Subramaniam, Dr. Anita Sumanth, A.M. Basheer Ahamed, T. Ravindran, S. Baskaran, P. Velmurugan, Dr G. Jayachandran and C.V. Karthikeyan.
The government has sought additional IB inputs on the remaining nine names of the 24 cleared by the collegiums, where all these names are part of a list of 30 names forwarded by the Madras High Court collegiums in February. The High Court’s list contained 19 lawyers and 11 district judges. The Government clearance of the names was held up due to the ongoing process of drafting the Memorandum of Procedure for judicial appointments by the government.