2 judges elevated as HC chief justices; one is due to retire on May 30
Two judges were on Friday elevated as chief justices of high courts with one of them due to retire on May 30.
The Department of Justice in the Union Law Ministry issued separate notifications announcing the appointment of acting chief justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala as the chief justice of the Madras High Court and Justice Ramesh Deokinandan Dhanuka as the chief justice of the Bombay High Court.
Justice Dhanuka is at present a judge of the Bombay High Court.
On Wednesday, Justice S Vaidyanathan was appointed as the acting chief justice of the Madras High Court.
Justice T Raja, who was also the acting chief justice of the Madras High Court, had demitted office on Wednesday evening on attaining the age of 62 years.
In April, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended that Justice Gangapurwala be made the chief justice of the Madras High Court.
The collegium had pointed out that the office of the Chief Justice of High Court of Bombay has been