The Revival of Ray I

Whether in the case of promotion from the Subordinate Judiciary or of direct recruitment from the Bar, the performance of the candidate would be best known to the High Court.”

While judging so, the SC in The Gauhati High Court v. Goto Ete & Others, [Civil Appeal No. 4298 of 2018] quoted, with minor compliment, two paragraphs from High Court of Punjab & Haryana v. State of Haryana, (1975) 1 SCC 843 – scripted under former Chief Justice of India, Justice Ajit Nath Ray. The bench of that 1975 judgment also included, interestingly, Justice Hans Raj Khanna, Judges Mathew, Beg and Chandrachud.

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Ray & Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.