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Appointments Of Judges In High Courts

Appointments Of Judges In High Courts:

The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) U.U. Lalit has recommended eight names for appointment to the Bombay High Court. Six of them are judicial officers and two are advocates.

  • If the government agrees with the Collegium, the judicial strength in the Bombay High Court will rise to 68 out of a total sanctioned strength of 94 judges.
  • The Indian Judicial collegium system, where existing judges appoint judges to the nation’s constitutional courts, has its genesis in, and continued basis resting on, three of its own judgments made by Supreme Court judges which are collectively known as the Three Judges Cases.
    • P. Gupta v. Union of India – 1981 (also known as the Judges’ Transfer case)
    • Supreme Court Advocates-on Record Association vs Union of India – 1993
    • In re Special Reference 1 of 1998