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Updated on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 06:12 PM IST

FPJ Legal: Names recommended by Supreme Court collegium set to be appointed as HC judges soon - All you need to know

Some of the 68 files on recommendations are in the "advanced" stage, sources 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 |

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

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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.

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.

The Collegium of the Supreme Court consists of 5 senior most Judges including the Chief Justice of India, as per advocatekhoj.com. The Collegium System is a system under which appointments/elevation of judges/lawyers to Supreme Court and transfers of judges of High Courts and Apex Court are decided by the Chief Justice of India and two justices of the Supreme Court.

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Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 11:51 AM IST
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