The Supreme Court collegium’s decision to transfer Madras High Court Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani to the High Court of Meghalaya and her consequent resignation have caused quite a stir across the country. In an interview on Sunday, former Madras High Court judge, Justice K. Chandru, said the hue and cry over the CJ’s transfer was unwarranted, arguing that all HCs were equal. Excerpts:How do you view the hue and cry over the transfer of Madras HC Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani to the Meghalaya HC?The issue has to be seen in a larger context. The policy of bringing Chief Justices from outside a State began only in the late 1980s. Today, we have over 25 HCs across the country, with the north-eastern States also having separate courts that are admittedly smaller. Once the policy has been accepted and has become a norm, nobody can say “I will not go to a northeastern State”. It [Meghalaya] is also a part of India and is also a State. So far as your status, emoluments, salary, perks and everything else are the same, I don’t see why one should resist a transfer to Meghalaya.But there is a perception that a transfer from a chartered… Read full this story
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