The recommendation to this effect was made by the collegium comprising Chief Justice of India Dr D.Y. Chandrachud and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjiv Khanna yesterday.
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of advocate Sibo Sankar Mishra and judicial officer Ananda Chandra Behera as judges of the Orissa High Court.
The recommendation to this effect was made by the collegium comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dr D.Y. Chandrachud and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjiv Khanna yesterday.
Mishra is an advocate-on-record for Odisha in the Supreme Court and is counsel for the Union of India and High Court of Orissa in the Supreme Court.
He enrolled as an advocate on December 7, 1991, and has a standing of 30 years at the Bar. He specialises in civil, criminal and service law.
The Chief Justice of the High Court of Orissa, in consultation with his two senior-most colleagues, had made the above recommendation on January 17, 2023 for the elevation of the duo.
The chief minister and the governor of Odisha had concurred with the recommendation.
The collegium resolution notes that Mishra “has a sizeable practice at the Bar which is reflected in his average professional income. The inputs received from the government indicate that he has a good personal and professional image and nothing adverse has come to notice with regard to his integrity.”
Regarding Behera, the collegium notes that the inputs provided by the government reveal that he has a good personal and professional image and nothing adverse has come to notice with regard to his integrity.
The collegium has also recommended the appointment of judicial officer Budi Habung as a judge of the Gauhati High Court. The inputs provided by the government indicate that he enjoys a good personal and professional image, the resolution says.
In recent times, the collegium has made it apractice to reveal the reasons for its recommendations and the contents of the intelligence reports provided by agencies.
While the Union government has expressed itsreservations about making intelligence reports public, activists and jurists have generallyhailed the development as a move towards greater accountability in the judiciary.