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Supreme Court seeks report from Center regarding re-appointment of former High Court judges

The three-judge bench of the Supreme Court also said that Article 224A of the Constitution empowers the Chief Justice of the High Court to re-appoint a former judge who has been appointed to that Court or any other High Court at any time. Huh.

The Supreme Court sought a report from the Central Government.

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For disposal of pending cases in the courts of the country Former High Court Judges In order to take forward the matter of appointment, the Supreme Court has sought a report from the Central Government. The Supreme Court has sought a report from the Central Government to know whether any such appointment of former High Court judges has been approved or not. In fact, due to the shortage of judges, there is a delay in the disposal of cases from the judiciary.

A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Supreme Court said that about 60 lakh cases are pending in all the 25 High Courts of the country. He also said that Article 224A of the Constitution empowers the Chief Justice of the High Court to re-appoint a former judge appointed in that Court or any other High Court at any time. This can be done after the approval of the President. The tenure of these specially appointed judges is two to three years.

One-third appointments to be made in High Court

In a recent hearing, the Supreme Court observed that more than one-third of the judges are yet to be appointed in several High Courts, including the Allahabad, Bombay, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab and Haryana High Courts, even as legal cases in the courts continue to rise. Huh. Justice AS Oka and Justice Vikram Nath were also included in this bench. The bench had said, ‘How can we fulfill the promise of speedy justice? Regular appointments are not being made and cases are increasing continuously in the courts. That’s why we ordered last year to keep everything in order so that everything remains balanced.

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More than 59 lakh cases pending

Let us inform that a total of 59,52,371 cases are pending in all the 25 High Courts of the country. At least 40 percent of these cases have been reported in the last five years. Of these, the number of civil cases is the highest. According to the Union Law Ministry, the posts of 1108 judges are jointly fixed in all the High Courts of the country. But out of these, 326 posts are still lying vacant till September 1.

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