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53 addl judges elevated; but no fresh appointments in HCs, SC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In the last one week, 53 additional judges in eight high courts have been elevated as permanent judges but no fresh appointments were made in the higher judiciary, including the

Separate ministry notifications issued between March 7 and 10 said that while 17 additional judges have been elevated as permanent judges in the Madhya Pradesh High Court, 10 judges were elevated in the Rajasthan

Similarly, six, seven and three additional judges have been elevated as permanent judges in the high courts of Bombay, and respectively.

While five additional judges were elevated as permanent judges in the Kerala High Court, four have been elevated in the Allahabad and one in

Additional judges have a tenure of two years following which most are elevated as permanent judges.

Sources in the said the elevations were routine in nature but no fresh judges have been appointed in the recent past.

The recommendation of the collegium to elevate Uttarakhand K M Joseph and to the apex court is pending with the since January.

While the approved strength of judges of the 24 high courts is 1,079, the working strength is a mere 673. It makes the high courts short of 406 judges.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:55 IST