Chennai: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended Justice V Ramasubramanian, senior-most judge from the Madras High Court now functioning on transfer in the Telangana High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
The SC Collegium comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, S A Bobde and N V Ramana has made the recommendation elevating Justice Ramasubramanian as CJ of the Himachal Pradesh High Court since that post would be falling vacant “very shortly” due to the elevation of incumbent, Justice Surya Kant, to the Supreme Court “in terms of a recommendation made by the Collegium on 8th May, 2019”.
While making the recommendation elevating Justice Ramasubramanian, the SC Collegium has also “taken into consideration the fact that at present there is only one Chief Justice from Madras High Court”.
Known for his concern for the common man, the underdog, in delivering his path-breaking judgements, Justice Ramasubramanian had done yeomen service to the justice-delivery system while trying best to clean up the system. His pro-active measures and stinging orders to discipline the lawyer community, particularly to prevent ‘fakes’ from donning the black robes, have created lasting impact.
Justice Ramasubramanian is also an erudite scholar and a connoisseur of Indian classical music....