While making the recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that at present there is only one Chief Justice from the Allahabad High Court, which is the country's largest high court.
It also considered Justice Dilip Gupta from the Allahabad High Court who is Justice Murari's senior but did not recommend his name as he will retire on June 6.
Justice Ramalinga Sudhakar, Acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, was recommended for appointment as Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court.
It was noted that following the retirement of Chief Justice Abhilasha Kumari, the working judge strength of the high court stands reduced to two against the sanctioned strength of five.
Justice Sudhakar has been serving as Acting Chief Justice of the J&K High Court since March after the retirement of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed.
On April 18, 2016 he was appointed as a judge of the J&K High Court. Prior to that, he has served as a judge of the Madras High Court.
Justice Yaqoob Mir of the J&K High Court has been recommended for appointment as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
Since the retirement of Justice Tarun Agarwala on March 3, the Collegium noted that the Meghalaya High Court has been functioning with just one judge, as against a sanctioned strength of four.
While making recommendation, the Collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that for quite some time there has been no Chief Justice from the J&K High Court.
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