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Centre appointed 17 judges in SC in three years, says Prasad

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Union Minister on Thursday said that in the three years tenure of Prime Minister 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 So far, 1,200 Acts have been repealed."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 T. S. Thakur 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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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:42 IST