Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]

India

Some Out of 68 People Recommended By SC collegium To Become HC Judges, Says Sources

File photo of Supreme Court. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Some of the 68 people recommended by the Supreme Court collegium are set to be appointed as judges of various high courts in the next few days, sources aware of the procedure for appointment to the higher judiciary have said.

Some of the files on recommendations are in the “advanced” stage of the process, they said.

The appointments will not happen in one go and will take place in batches, the sources indicated.

There was no clarity yet on the number of names being cleared by the government for appointments in the first batch.

Between August 8 and September 1 this year, the apex court collegium had processed over 100 names recommended by various high courts and had finally sent 68 names to the government for appointment as judges to 12 high courts.

Out of the 68 names, two from Karnataka and one from Jammu and Kashmir have been sent for a third time, while 10 others have been recommended for a second time. The rest are fresh recommendations.

The combined sanctioned strength of judges in the 25 high courts of the country is 1,098. As on September 1, there were 465 vacancies, according to data placed in the public domain by the Law Ministry.

You May Also Like

Kerala

Several people have been injured and displaced while 18 people have been found dead as heavy rains pounded south and central Kerala causing flash...

India

With these deaths, the count of civilian killings reached nine in the past two weeks in Jammu and Kashmir.

India

A senior police official of Sonipat police said that while seeking Sarabjit's custody, police submitted before the court that they have to make certain...

Opinion

Recently, Welhungerhilfe and Concern worldwide, the two globally acknowledged organizations, released the Global Hunger Index (GHI)-2021. The report places India at 101st place amongst...

Advertisement