Dama Seshadri Naidu third Bombay HC judge to quit in 3 years | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Justice Dama Seshadri Naidu of Bombay high court tendered in his resignation, effective August 17, citing personal reasons. The news of his resignation caught lawyers by surprise. Once an HC judge puts in his papers to the President, no acceptance is required.
Justice Naidu’s is the third resignation of an HC judge in three years. Last year, the senior-most judge of Bombay HC, Justice S C Dharmadhikari, resigned with effect from February 15, citing “purely personal’’ reasons. He said he wanted to be in Maharashtra for his family.
Prior to him, Chief Justice V K Tahilramani of the Madras high court, earlier the acting Chief Justice of Bombay HC, resigned on September 6, 2019. She quit after the Supreme Court collegium declined her request for reconsideration of her transfer to Meghalaya as CJ.
Justice Naidu was first appointed judge of the Andhra Pradesh HC in 2013 before being moved to the Kerala HC in 2014. He came to Bombay HC five years later.
Authoring a judgment for a full bench of three judges last May, he had directed the state govt to refund education and examination fees to “few downtrodden students’’ saying, “We have travelled far, but not far enough. Still access to education depends, among other things, on the student’s economic strength.”

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