The Collegium had first recommended Justice Velumani’s transfer to Calcutta High Court in its resolution dated September 29, 2022.
However, she immediately sought a reconsideration. The Collegium rejected her request for reconsideration, and through a resolution dated November 24, 2022, the Collegium reiterated the recommendation for her transfer.
As per today’s resolution, Justice Velumani again on March 17 wrote to the Supreme Court Collegium seeking to be transferred to a High Court of the North-eastern States, “preferably Manipur or Tripura,” on the ground that she would then be able to retain her official accommodation at Chennai.
However, the Collegium rejected it saying there was no valid reason for allowing the same.
“The request made by Ms Justice V M Velumani to retain her at the Madras High Court has been rejected by the Collegium on an earlier occasion. There is no valid reason to reconsider the earlier decision of the Collegium by which her transfer has been recommended to the Calcutta High Court or to accede to her fresh request. Her request for transfer to either Manipur or Tripura or any High Court in the North-eastern States is rejected,” the resolution reads.