On January 25, the Supreme Court collegium proposed the appointment of Justice Jaswant Singh, a judge of the Orissa High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court. Since Justice Singh is due to retire on February 22, the collegium has now proposed the appointment of Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh, judge of the Jharkhand High Court, as Tripura HC CJ after Justice Singh’s retirement. The bench led by Justice SK Kaul, while hearing a contempt petition filed over Centre’s delay in notifying judges’ appointments, had impressed upon the Attorney General for India that one of the pending recommendations include the name of a judge who is about to retire in 19 days. The post of Chief Justice at the Tripura High Court has been lying vacant since the retirement of Justice Indrajit Mahanty on November 10, 2022. Justice Singh’s name was earlier proposed as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court in September 2022, but was later recalled and proposed instead as Tripura HC CJ.
Today: December 1, 2023