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Centre appointed 17 judges in SC in 3 years, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

232 judges in the High Court have been appointed, says Minister

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Centre appointed 17 judges in SC in 3 years, says Ravi Shankar  Prasad

Union Minister on Thursday said that in the three years tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, 17 judges in the Supreme and 232 judges in the High have been appointed.

While asserting that in the past three years of the rule 224 additional judges made permanent, Prasad while addressing a press conference said, "During last three years till May 2017, 17 judges in Supreme and 232 in High Courts have been appointed. 1,824 redundant Central Acts have been identified for repeal. So far, 1,200 Acts have been repealed."

Former chief justice of has been critical of and has often complained that the Central is not ready to give proper facilities to judiciary.

The former CJI who retired earlier this year had asserted that vacancy, apart from infrastructure, is a major concern for Tribunals. He had also expressed his displeasure on the issue of vacancy.

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