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elay In Judges’ Appointments In High Courts: Supreme Court Reiterates Concern

The Supreme Court has again shown strictness on the Center in the matter of appointment of judges in the High Courts across the country. 

The Supreme Court (Supreme Court on Judges Appointment) said that it will monitor the matter every ten days. 

The court said that 80 names have been recommended in ten months but all these appointments are pending with the Center and transfer of 26 judges is pending. Also, the appointment of Chief Justice is pending in the sensitive High Court. 7 names are pending which have been repeated. 

The court said that we want to say a lot but are restraining ourselves, along with this it has sought a reply from the Central Government on the matter. Now a separate hearing in this case will be held on October 9. 

During the hearing in the Supreme Court, Attorney General R Vekentarmani, appearing on behalf of the Central Government, asked for a week’s time from the Supreme Court. Whereas Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia have asked the Attorney General to bring instructions from the Centre. 

Let us tell you that the Supreme Court is hearing a petition against the delay by the Center in the appointments of judges in the higher judiciary. Justice Kaul said that he had raised this issue once. As long as he is here he will raise this matter every 10-12 days. He tries to provide the best talent. In such a situation, there should be no delay from the central government.

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that he has a lot to say but he is restraining himself. Today he is silent because the Attorney General has asked for a week’s time to file his reply on the matter. But he will not remain silent on the next date. 

The Supreme Court has sought an answer from the Center as to why it did not take a decision on the names of 70 people recommended by the High Court. Why was the recommendation not sent to the SC Collegium, due to which these names are pending with the government for the last 10 months.

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