Government clears the appointment of new chief justices in 5 high courts
The government has approved the appointment of new Chief Justices in five High Courts.
The Ministry of Law and Justice has released the notification for the appointment of Chief Justices of the High Courts of Uttarakhand, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Guwahati.
Uttarakhand High Court - Justice Vipin Sanghi of the Delhi High Court will be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.
Gauhati High Court - Gujarat High Court judge Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya has been appointed Gauhati Chief Justice.
Telangana High Court - Telangana High Court judge Ujjal Bhuyan has been appointed Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court.
Himachal Pradesh High Court - Bombay High Court Chief Justice AA Sayed has been appointed Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.
Rajasthan High Court - Bombay High Court Justice SS Shinde has been appointed Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice.
As of June 1, the number of judicial vacancies in high courts remains at 400, while the number of serving judges is 708.
The sanctioned strength of judges in 25 High Courts is 1,108.
Important facts about High Courts
Number of High Courts in India - 25
Newest High Court of India - Andhra Pradesh High Court established on 1st January 2019.
The High Court is the highest court in a state in India.
Article 217 of the Constitution states that the Judge of a High Court shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India, the Governor of the State.
There is a High Court for Haryana, Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
There is only one High Court for the northeastern states.
The first High Court in India is the Calcutta High Court, it was established in 1862.
The Gauhati High Court has the largest number of benches in India.
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