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The Chief Justice is dissatisfied with reports on judicial appointments and warns the media.

The Chief Justice is dissatisfied with reports on judicial appointments and warns the media.

MV Ramana, India’sIndia’s Chief Justice, said today that media reports about a Supreme Court collegium’s proposal for new judges had left him “very unhappy” and encouraged the media to be “responsible” in reporting such material. Reports on nominations made before a formal announcement are “counterproductive,” according to the chief judge.
India’sIndia’s Chief Justice, NV Ramana, stated today that media stories concerning a Supreme Court collegium’scollegium’s recommendation for new judges had made him “extremely angry” and urged the media to be “responsible” in broadcasting such information. According to the chief judge, reports about nominations published before a formal announcement are “counterproductive.”
“There have been cases where the deserving career advancement of bright individuals has been harmed as proof of such reckless reporting and speculation. This is incredibly unfortunate, and it makes me very angry. I admire the maturity and responsibility shown by the majority of senior journalists and news organizations in not speculating on such a sensitive issue,” says Justice Ramana.
“will conduct meetings will conduct meetings and decisions will be made,” he said, referring to the ongoing process of nominating judges.
Justice Ramana stated that the Supreme Court places a great value on media freedom and individual rights and that he expects all stakeholders to protect the institution’s integrity and dignity.
According to reports earlier today, the Supreme Court Collegium, led by Justice Ramana, has recommended nine judges to the Supreme Court.
Justice BV Nagarathna, who could become India’sIndia’s first female Chief Justice in 2027, is one of them.
Justice BV Nagarathna, a Karnataka High Court judge, was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka in 2008 and as a permanent judge nearly two years later.
Senior Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General PS Narasimha, Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, Justice Vikram Nath, Justice JK Maheshwari, Justice CT Ravikumar, and Justice MM Sundresh are among the names proposed by the five-member collegium.

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