The judge resigned on September 6, days after the Supreme Court Collegium declined her request for reconsideration of her transfer.
She sent her resignation letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, a copy of which was sent to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The resignation is yet to be accepted or rejected.
Her transfer also led to massive protests by lawyers both at the Madras High Court and Bombay High Court, where she was a judge before being appointed as the Chief Justice.
About 2,000 advocates in Latur district of Maharashtra have decided to boycott court proceedings on Friday to protest against the transfer, according to advocate Balaji Panchal, a former vice president of the Latur Bar Association.
Tahilramani hails from Latur in Marathwada region.
"Certain reports relating to recommendations recently made by the Collegium regarding transfer of Chief Justices/Judges of the High Courts have appeared in the media.
"As directed, it is stated that each of the recommendations for transfer was made for cogent reasons after complying with the required procedure in the interest of better administration of justice.
"Though it would not be in the interest of the institution to disclose the reasons for transfer, if found necessary, the Collegium will have no hesitation in disclosing the same," the statement by the secretary general said.
It further said that each of the recommendations was made after "full and complete deliberations" and the same were "unanimously agreed upon by the Collegium".
The collegium, headed by Chief Justice Gogoi, had recommended transfer of Justice Tahilramani, who was elevated as the Madras High Court's Chief Justice on August 8 last year, to the Meghalaya High Court.
The collegium had recommended her transfer on August 28, after which she made a representation requesting it to reconsider the proposal.
She had protested against the collegium's decision to not consider her request against transferring her to the Meghalaya High Court.
The apex court collegium -- also comprising justices S A Bobde, N V Ramana, Arun Mishra and R F Nariman -- recommended that Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Justice A K Mittal be transferred to the Madras High Court.
Justice Tahilramani was appointed as a judge of the Bombay High Court on June 26, 2001. She is to due to retire on October 2, 2020.
While holding office as the acting chief justice of the Bombay High Court, she had in May 2017 upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of 11 people in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, which was transferred to Maharashtra from Gujarat by the top court.
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