Supreme Court recommends 68 names to Centre for appointment as judges in 12 High Courts
If cleared by the Centre, 68 judges will be appointed in High Courts at Allahabad, Rajasthan, Calcutta, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madras Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Assam.
The Supreme Court Collegium, chaired by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana, has proposed as many as 68 names in one go for appointment as judges in 12 high courts, including Allahabad, Rajasthan, and Calcutta, all of which are suffering from acute judicial shortages.
The three-member Collegium, which includes Justices U U Lalit and A M Khanwilkar, has established another first by appointing Marli Vankung as the first woman judicial officer from Mizoram been sent to the Centre for appointment as a judge in the Gauhati High Court. Marli Vankun is also a member of the Scheduled Tribe community, and nine additional women candidates have been suggested for judgeships in other high courts. The collegiums met on August 25 and September 1 to evaluate 112 applicants for appointment as high court judges.
If cleared by the Centre, sixty-eight judges will be appointed in high courts at Allahabad, Rajasthan, Calcutta, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madras Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Assam.
These nominations follow the Collegium's recommendation of seven candidates for the Telangana High Court on August 17 of this year. On August 17, the five-member Collegium led by the CJI nominated nine candidates for promotion as Supreme Court justices, including three women, in a historic move.