Tribune News Service
New Delhi, 14 October
The Center on Thursday notified the appointments of seven judges to the high courts of Patna, Allahabad and Bombay.
Those appointed were: Advocates Sandeep Kumar, Purnendu Singh, Satyavrat Verma and Rajesh Kumar Verma in the Patna High Court; Judicial Officer Om Prakash Tripathi Allahabad High Court and Judicial Officer Anil Laxman Pansare and Sandeepkumar Chandrabhan More Bombay High Court, Justice Department said in separate notifications.
This is the fifth set of appointments notified by the government after the recent recommendations by the Supreme Court Collegium to fill judicial vacancies in various high courts – most of which are functioning with less number of judges than their sanctioned strength. Huh.
Yesterday, the Center had notified the appointments of 14 judges to the High Courts of Telangana, Kerala and Orissa, who will get seven, four and three judges respectively.
Earlier, it had notified appointments of 17 new judges in the Allahabad, Madras and Guwahati High Courts on Tuesday. On October 11, three advocates and two judicial officers were elevated as judges of the Rajasthan High Court.
Similarly, on 9 October, eight judges were elevated as Chief Justices of High Courts and Chief Justices of five High Courts were transferred on the basis of recommendations made by the Supreme Court Collegium.