Telangana High Court. (DC Photo)
Hyderabad: The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the elevation of seven advocates and five judicial officers belonging to Telangana, as the judges of the Telangana High Court. The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, in a meeting held on February 1, approved the names forwarded by the Telangana High Court Collegium.
The lawyers recommended for appointment as judges of the Telangana High Court are Kasoju Surendhar (public prosecutor for CBI, NIA), Chada Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy (government pleader for revenue), Surepalli Nanda (designated senior counsel) Mummineni Sudheer Kumar, Juvvadi Sridevi (additional public prosecutor for Telangana in High Court), Mirza Safiulla Baig and Natcharaju Shravan Kumar Venkat (government pleader for irrigation, Telangana).
The judicial officers recommended by the apex court collegium include G. Anupama Chakravarthy, (chairperson of Value Added Tax (VAT) tribunal and former member secretary of Telangana State Legal Services Authority), Maturi Girija Priyadarshini (principal district judge, Karimnagar), Sambasivarao Naidu (principal judge, Anti-Corruption Bureau courts), A. Santosh Reddy, (law secretary to Telangana) and Dr D. Nagarjun (registrar general of the Telangana High Court).
After its approval, the Supreme Court Collegium forwarded the list to the department of justice for further steps. Once the Union ministry clears the list, it will be forwarded to the President for his consent to appoint them as judges.