Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicHigh Court judges

Topic: High Court judges

India needs more women judges, but judiciary has a long way to go

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164 high court proposals to appoint judges at various stages of consideration: Kiren Rijiju

Law minister Rijiju said filling vacancies in the high courts is a continuous, integrated and collaborative process between the executive and the judiciary.

SC Collegium approves appointment of 10 permanent judges for Punjab and Haryana HC

Headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana, the three-member Collegium also approved the names of four judges for Rajasthan High Court and two judges for Calcutta High Court.

15 high court judges transferred in major rejig, 4 from Allahabad HC

The transfers were recommended by the Supreme Court collegium a fortnight ago. The judges are from 11 high courts across India.

SC reiterated 3 names for HC judge posts in August. Month later, files still stuck with Centre

Names of three district judges were reiterated by Supreme Court on 24 August for elevation to Allahabad High Court. Two of them have already retired from service.

SC cracks whip on HC judges appointments, sets deadline for Centre to notify collegium

Bench led by CJI Bobde also paved the way for appointment of retired judges as ad-hoc judges to meet the vacancy crisis in high courts.

As 400+ HC judges’ posts lie vacant, govt tells SC it will follow timelines for appointment

In the past few weeks, the Centre and judiciary have been engaged in a blame game over the delay in judicial appointments to high courts and the large number of vacancies as a result.

SC has let itself and Indian democracy down by its pusillanimity on electoral bonds

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4,000 judges’ posts in trial courts, 419 in HCs remain vacant, law minister tells Parliament

Ravi Shankar Prasad said only 66 new judges were appointed to 15 high courts in 2020, down from 81 in 2019 and 108 in 2018. Allahabad, Delhi and Calcutta HCs are worst-hit.

Supreme Court collegium meets after 4 months, to fast-track appointment of high court judges

The Supreme Court collegium, led by CJI S.A. Bobde, discussed appointments for Gujarat, Allahabad, Patna and Kerala high courts.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.