SC Collegium clears 68 names for HC judges

Nine new judges appointed to the Supreme Court in one go, the top court’s Collegium. It is leaded by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana.

In the very first, recommedations 68 names in one stroke for elevation as judges of various High Courts. The Collegium has in total 112 candidates for High Court appointments. Sixty­eight of 112 names have been recommended for appointments to 12 HighCourts. Other 68, there are 44 from the Bar and 24 from the judicial service.

The Collegium also recommended a woman judicial officer belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, Marli Vankung, as judge of the Gauhati High Court. If the government approves the recommendation, she would be the first ever High Court judge from the State of Mizoram.
Even otherwise, the Collegium’s recommended names have 10 women.
16 candidates Meanwhile, the Collegium has sought further details
about 16 candidates whose names were considered in its meetings.
The 12 High Courts for which the names have been recommended are Allahabad, Rajasthan, Calcutta, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madras, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Assam

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