High Court Collegiums have recommended 505 names for HC judges in three years; 209 appointed: Law Minister tells Parliament

High Court Collegiums (HCCs) made a total of 505 recommendations for appointment as high court judges in the last three years, Parliament was informed on Wednesday by the Union Minister of Law and Justice.

Of the 505 names, a total 209 persons recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium were appointed to various high courts.

The Supreme Court Collegium rejected 153 names and remitted them to the high courts.

The law minister Kiren Rijiju also informed Lok Sabha that 94 fresh proposals had been received from the HCCs in 2021, which were under various stages of processing with the government and Supreme Court Collegium,

As per the existing process, the high court collegiums sends their recommendations to the Supreme Court Collegium which in turn, may either choose to approve the recommendations, or defer them or even remit them back to the high court collegium for reconsideration

In so far as the Supreme Court is concerned, between 2018 to 2020, the Supreme Court Collegium (SCC) made 18 recommendations for the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court. All of them were appointed.

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