The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice Sanjay Yadav as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.
The decision was taken by the Collegium at a meeting held on Thursday.
“The Supreme Court Collegium on 20th May 2021 has recommended elevation of Mr. Justice Sanjay Yadav, Judge, Allahabad High Court [PHC: Madhya Pradesh] as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court,” a statement issued by the Collegium said.
Justice Yadav has been serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court since April 14 after former Chief Justice, Govind Mathur demitted the office.
Justice Yadav will have a very short tenure at the helm since he is set to retire on June 25, 2021 unless he is elevated to the Supreme Court.
Justice Yadav enrolled as an advocate in August 1986 and practiced before the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He was appointed as judge of the MP High Court in 2007 and also served as its acting Chief Justice before he was transferred to the Allahabad High Court in January 2021.
Justice Yadav was in the news in 2019 when lawyers of the Madhya Pradesh Bar wrote to then Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, seeking the transfer of Justice Sanjay Yadav out of the State of Madhya Pradesh, citing continuous misbehavior and likely clashes with the members of the Bar.