Madras HC Chief Justice Resigns


VK Tahilramani, the Chief Justice of Madras High Court has sent her resignation papers to President Ram Nath Kovind, three days after the Supreme Court collegiums rejected her request to reconsider her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court.

Tahilramani informed her colleagues about her decision to resign at a dinner with Madras High Court judges.

Sources said that the decision to transfer her was taken by the collegiums based on the feedback received from the Madras High Court.

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi who headed the collegiums had recommended her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court on August 28 and it has already transferred Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice AK Mittal to the Madras High Court.

According to a resolution taken on September 3, which was uploaded in the official website of the Supreme Court, it said that the collegiums has carefully gone through the aforesaid representation and taken into consideration all relevant factors. On reconsideration, the collegiums is of the considered view that it is not possible to accede to her request.

The collegium, accordingly reiterates its recommendation dated August 28, 2019 for transfer of Justice Tahilramani to Meghalaya High Court.

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