Government yet to take call on 68 names for HC judges

Government yet to take call on 68 names for HC judges

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New Delhi, September 19

The Centre is yet to take a call on the recommendations made by the Supreme Court Collegium on appointing 68 judicial officers and advocates as judges of various high courts.

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

Recommendations by SC Collegium

  • 3 names have been recommended for the third time
  • 10 others have been sent for the second time
  • 55 remaining names are fresh recommendations

The government is yet to take a call on the names recommended by the SC Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, sources say.

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

Prior to these recommendations, on August 17, the Collegium had sent nine names, including that of three women, for elevation as judges of the Supreme Court.

The names were cleared with significant pace by the government, leading to their swearing-in as SC judges on August 31. On Friday, the Collegium is learnt to have recommended eight names of judges, including acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal, for their elevation as chief justices of various high courts. — PTI

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