Tribune News Service
New Delhi, 14 October
The Center on Thursday notified the appointment of seven judges to the High Courts of Patna, Allahabad and Bombay.
Advocates Sandeep Kumar, Purnendu Singh, Satyavrat Verma and Rajesh Kumar Verma were appointed to the Patna High Court; Om Prakash Tripathi, Judicial Officer in the Allahabad High Court; and judicial officers Anil Laxman Pansare and Sandeep Kumar Chandrabhan in the Bombay High Court, the Justice Department said.
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.
The Center had on Wednesday notified the appointment of 14 judges to the High Courts of Telangana, Kerala and Orissa, who would get seven, four and three judges respectively.
On Tuesday, it had notified the appointment of 17 judges to the Allahabad, Madras and Guwahati HCs. On October 11, three advocates and two judicial officers were elevated as judges of the Rajasthan High Court. A few days before this, eight judges were elevated as chief justices of HCs, while five HC chief justices were transferred on the basis of recommendations made by the Supreme Court collegium.