The Collegium of Calcutta High Court, in its resolution of November 30, 2017, had recommended several names that included names of Advocate Sandipan Ganguly and Manojit Mondal, who is a Judicial Officer. The Supreme Court Collegium, however, had deferred decision on Mondal’s recommendation while approving the proposal for Ganguly’s elevation in September 2018.
The proposal with respect to Ganguly, however, was withheld by the Department of Justice and was referred back to the Chief Justice of India.
After scrutinising all the material placed on record, the Supreme Court Collegium has resolved to reiterate Ganguly’s recommendation.
“Since the Collegium does not find any fresh material in the file referred back to it for reconsideration of the above proposal, the Collegium is of the considered view that Shri Sandipan Ganguly deserves to be elevated to the High Court Bench. The Collegium accordingly reiterates its recommendation dated 11th September 2018 for an appointment of Shri Sandipan Ganguly, Advocate as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court.”
As regards Mondal’s candidature, the Collegium found Mondal suitable to be elevated as a judge of the Calcutta High Court and has resolved to recommend his name.
“Having regard to all relevant factors, the Collegium is of the considered view that Shri Manojit Mondal, Judicial Officer, is suitable for being appointed as Judge of the Calcutta High Court.”