The collegium has recommended record 68 names in one go for elevation as judges to a dozen High Courts, Chief Justice NV Ramana said today, underscoring that he expects the government to clear it with the same expediency as it did while clearing the names for appointment as judges of the Supreme Court. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiu was present on stage when the remarks were made.
“Union Law Minister is here. I hope that government will clear the names expeditiously, just like it cleared the nine names for elevation to the Supreme Court,” said Chief Justice Ramana at an event organised by the Bar Council of India.
The 12 High Courts for which the recommendations have been made are: Allahabad, Rajasthan, Calcutta, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madras, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Assam.
Among the names cleared for 12 High Courts, 44 are from the Bar and 24 are from the Judicial Service. In all, there are 10 women who have been recommended for elevation.