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Govt forwards 69 names for HC judges to SC collegium

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Ministry is learnt to have forwarded names of 69 candidates to the collegium for appointment as high court judges.

According to established procedure, the high court collegiums send names of candidates shortlisted by them to the Ministry, which in turns forwards these to the SC collegium for a final call.

The Ministry attaches IB reports about the candidates before forwarding the names to the SC collegium.

The 69 names have been recommended by collegiums of 23 high courts.

Once the recommendations reach the SC collegium, it will take a final call and going by precedents, nearly 40 per cent of the names recommended by high courts are rejected by it.

This year, 34 judges have been appointed in the 24 high courts.

In 2016, 126 high court judges were appointed, which the claims was the highest since independence.

Average appointments of high court judges have been 86 per year.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 22:10 IST