The Supreme Court Collegium Recommends the tranfer of Chief Justice pf Madras High Court, Justice Tahilramini to the High Court of Mehalaya.The Supreme Court of India, the Apex Court of the Country has recommended the transfer of Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani, who is serving as the current chief Justice of Madras High Court to Meghalaya High Court. Whereas in the case of chief justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice A. K .Mittal, the current Chief justice to be transferred to Madras High Court. Interpreting the Transfer order of Hon’ble Supreme Court. It means that both the chief Justices of their respective Jurisdiction will be transferred on their opposite High Courts of Jurisdiction, State and province. The collegium of Hon’ble supreme Court consisting of Chief Justice of India, Rajan Gogoi, Justice Bobde, Ramana, Arun Mishra and Justice Nariman in a meeting that was held on September 3, 2019 ,rejecting the representation of plea to not to transfer of Justice Tahilramini and also to reconsider the proposal , which was originally made on August 28, 2019 .
The Collegium also stated that “it is not possible to accept her request” and hence rejecting the request made by Justice Tahilramini. Justice Tahilramini who become the Judge of Bombay High Court in 2001, was appointed as the Chief Justice of madras High Court in August 2018. Before being appointed as the Judge of Bombay High Court she has also served as public prosecutor in Bombay High Court in the year 1990, and had also appeared in many Landmark cases like the case of Bharat’s Shah trial. Being appointed as Judge she has delivered the Judgements like Bilkis Bano case on Gujrat riots, the case trial was transferred by Supreme Court of India from Gujrat to Maharashtra.
The High Court of Meghalaya has the strength of three Judges, wherein Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal became of Punjab and Haryana High Court, and after practicing more than 24 years, appointed as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on May 28, 2019.
As mentioned in the resolution of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the transfer proposal that is “the office of Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court will be vacant upon the transfer of the Justice A.K. Mittal of the separate recommendations being made. The collegium resolves that Mrs. Justice Tahilramini Chief Justice of Madras High Court, be transferred to the office of Meghalaya High Court as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court for better administration of justice to the High Court of Meghalaya".