The centre has notified the appointment of Justice Ravi Shankar Jha as the acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, even as the recommendation of another judge had already been made by the Supreme Court Collegium.
On 10th May, the collegium recommended the name of Justice Akhil Kureshi for the post of the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh, the centre has not reverted yet. Instead, notified that the Justice Ravi Shankar Jha would take the office and Justice Kureshi was transferred from the High Court of Bombay to the High Court of Gujrat. In turn, the Gujrat High Court Advocates Association moved a protest resolution, saying that the transfer of the Justice Kureshi was driven by ‘extraneous considerations’.
On the same day, other recommendation of Justice D N Patel as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court was made by the collegium. It is approved by the Central Government within two weeks, and Justice Patel took the oath on June 7.
Justice Ravi Shankar Jha seems to take over the post of the acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 10 June, after the incumbent CJ Sanjay Kumar Sethi retires.