SC Collegium recommends 51 names for judgeship in 10 High Courts

April 16, 2017, 10:28 am
SC Collegium recommends 51 names for judgeship in 10 High Courts
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SC Collegium recommends 51 names for judgeship in 10 High Courts

SC Collegium recommends 51 names for judgeship in 10 High Courts

Supreme collegium headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar has cleared the names of 51 judges for appointment to 10 high courts across the country.

According to reports the collegium has recommended 14 names for the Bombay High Court, while nine were cleared for the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Six names each were recommended for Patna and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh high courts, and four each for Delhi and Chhattisgarh high courts.

The report said three names were recommended for appointment to the Jammu & Kashmir HC. Jharkhand and Gauhati high courts are likely to get two judges.


Supreme Court collegium includes four senior-most judges — Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and M B Lokur apart from Chief Justice.

The collegium had earlier finalised the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary resolving a year-long impasse with the executive by agreeing to include the contentious clause of national security in selection of judges.

Supreme Court had in 2015 struck down National Judicial Appointment Committee Act passed by the Parliament. But in a dissent note, Justice J Chelameswar who was part of the five-judge Constitution bench which heard the NJAC case, had said that the collegium system for the appointment of judges is "opaque" and needs "transparency".