Saurabh kirpal’s name was suggested for elevation for the judge by the Collegium of Delhi High Court on October 13, 2017.
The consideration to elevate was rejected by Collegium thrice once on September 4, 2018, for the second time on January 16, 2019, and lastly, on April 1, 2019.
In the past, Saurabh kirpal’s elevation was rejected thrice by the Supreme Court Collegium, has garned the votes of all 31 judges of Delhi High Court for conferment of Senior Designation.
Kirpal said, “I’m very touched by the faith that the judges have shown in me. There’s nothing you can say about it without sounding arrogant and arrogance is not any part of what a lawyer should be…It’s not just the fact that I became a senior but the overwhelming support that the Bench has shown me when my name has been fairly controversial…They’ve shown that they’ve got my back.”