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16 new judges appointed to 5 high courts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sixteen new judges have been appointed to five high courts.

The ministry last night issued orders appointing six judges to the High Court, four to the Gauhati High Court, two each to the and high courts and one judge to the High


The appointments come at a time when the and the judiciary have major differences over several clauses of a document which works as a guide for appointing judges to the Supreme and the 24 high courts.

As on May 1, the 24 high courts have 450 vacancies. While the sanctioned strength is 1,079, the working strength is 629 judges.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 18:43 IST
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