Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicHigh Court judges

Topic: High Court judges

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.

No My Lord, Your Lordship — Rajasthan HC asks lawyers to junk colonial-era honorifics

The decision was taken unanimously at a full-court meeting of the Rajasthan High Court.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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