With the appointment of 11 new High Court judges to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on August 14, the Government of India has set a record by making 138 appointments so far this year thus surpassing its earlier record of 126 appointments to the High Court in 2016. left behind.
“With the notification of the appointment of another 11 High Court judges to the Punjab and Haryana High Court by the government this year i.e. 2022, so far 138 appointments have been made in various High Courts of the country, thus making 126 High Courts its earlier The record has been exceeded. Court appointments in 2016,” the Ministry of Law and Justice informed on Monday.
In 2021, the number of appointments to the High Courts stood at 120, in addition to nine appointments to the Supreme Court. “Thus, the entire appointment process in the higher judiciary has been expedited,” the Law Ministry said.
On 13 August, the Law Ministry notified the appointment of 26 High Court judges in the courts of Allahabad, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Guwahati, Orissa and Himachal Pradesh.
The Law Ministry said that eleven judges were appointed by the government in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Sunday.
The names in today’s eleven appointments to the High Court of Punjab and Haryana include; Nidhi Gupta; Sanjay Vashisht; Tribhuvan Dahiya; Namit Kumar; Harkesh Manuja; Aman Choudhary; Naresh Singh; Harsh Bangar; Jagmohan Bansal; Deepak Manchanda and Alok Jain, Advocates as Additional Judges of that High Court for a period of two years from the date on which they assume charge of their respective offices.
As on August 13, 26 High Court judges have been appointed in the High Courts of Allahabad, Andhra, Telangana, Guwahati, Odisha and Himachal Pradesh, the ministry said.
“As on August 14, 37 new High Court judges have been appointed by the government. This is in continuation of the appointment of 26 High Court judges in different High Courts on Friday,” the ministry said.
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