by Devanshi Shrivastava
A notification has been issued by the Central government announcing the nomination of Senior Advocate PS Narasimha for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.
With this appointment, he joins a select group of attorneys who have been appointed straight to the Supreme Court from the Bar, being the ninth such appointment to the highest court in the country.
All of the other judges who were appointed straight from the bar are: Justices SM Sikri and SC Roy; Justices Kuldip Singh and Santosh Hegde; Justices Rohinton Nariman and UU Lalit; Justices L Nageswara Rao and Indu Malhotra; and Justices Santosh Hegde and Santosh Hegde.
Narasimha will also have the distinction of becoming just the third person of Indian origin to occupy the position of Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Only Justice SM Sikri has been promoted to the position of Chief Justice of India after being raised from the Bar. He was also the first person appointed to the Supreme Court straight from the bar, which was a first for the judiciary in the United States.
The second is Justice UU Lalit, who will assume the position of Chief Justice of India on August 27, 2022, and will leave the position on November 8, 2022.
When he takes up his position from October 30, 2027 to May 20,28, Narasimha will be the third person to hold the position.
PS Narasimha has been working in the field for more than three decades. He is a specialist in environmental jurisprudence, and he previously worked as an amicus curiae for the Supreme Court’s Green Bench for a period of two years.
During the period May 2014 to December 2018, he worked as the Additional Solicitor General of India.
“Nizam College in Hyderabad is where I received my bachelor’s degree. Some of my friends were relocating to Delhi in order to study for the highly sought-after IAS examination. They informed me that the Delhi Law Faculty is excellent for those interested in studying law while preparing for the IAS exam. Despite the fact that I had no interest in becoming an IAS officer, I was interested in studying law while living in a dormitory. That is how I ended up in Delhi to pursue a legal degree.” Narasimha expressed himself.