New Delhi: Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari was on Thursday appointed as the brand new chief justice of the Madras Excessive Court docket.
Justice Bhandari was up to now the performing chief justice of the Madras Excessive Court docket. He had taken over because the performing chief justice of Madras HC following the switch of Justice Sanjib Banerjee to the Meghalaya HC in November final yr.
The Legislation Ministry additionally notified the appointment of a complete of 12 advocates and three judicial officers as judges of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh excessive courts.
Whereas seven advocates have been elevated to the Andhra Pradesh HC, three advocates every have been appointed to the Orissa and Madhya Pradesh excessive courts. Three judicial officers have been additionally appointed as judges to the Madhya Pradesh Excessive Court docket.
These are the primary contemporary appointment of judges to excessive courts this yr.
Final yr, a complete of 120 judges have been appointed to numerous excessive courts.
In a written reply, Legislation Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha that as on February 4, in opposition to the sanctioned power of 1,098 judges in excessive courts, 687 judges wee posted, leaving 411 vacancies to be stuffed.
“At current, 172 proposals are at numerous phases of processing between the federal government and the Supreme Court docket Collegium. Additional suggestions from Excessive Court docket Collegiums are but to be obtained in respect of remaining 239 vacancies in HCs,” he mentioned.