The Newz Radar
The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice Amjad A Sayed of the Bombay High Court as the new Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
Born on January 21, 1961, Justice Sayed obtained a Bachelors in Law from Bombay University in 1984. He was on the Panel of Central Government, Bombay High Court (Senior Counsel Group-I). He was also an assistant government pleader, Bombay High Court. He has appeared in public interest litigation matters relating to mangroves, garbage dumping, free/concessional medical treatment for poor in charitable hospitals, biomedical waste, malnutrition, amongst others, on behalf of Union of India and the Maharashtra government.
Justice Sayed was also on the panel of several public undertakings and has also appeared in arbitrations on their behalf. He was also a notary public, Government of India. He is a keen sports enthusiast.
The collegium led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana also recommended appointing new chief justices to the high courts of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gauhati and Telangana.
The recommendations were officially made public by the Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon. The appointments, however, will take effect only after the Union Government formally issues separate notifications for each one of these.
Justice Vipin Sanghi of the Delhi High Court has been recommended to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court and Justice SS Shinde of the Bombay High Court as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. Justice Rashmin M Chhaya of the Gujarat High Court has been recommended to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
Justice Ujjal Bhuyan of the Telangana High Court has been recommended to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. The collegium has also recommended the transfer of Telangana High Court Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma to the Delhi High Court.