Collegium names HC judges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names of 19 advocates for elevation as judges of various high courts and recommended that 23 additional judges of various high courts, including Jharkhand, be made permanent judges.

Additional judges Ananda Sen and Anant Bijay Singh would now become permanent judges of the Jharkhand High Court.

A judge is initially appointed as an additional judge for two years, following which the status of permanent judge is conferred if the performance is found satisfactory.

The other high courts where appointments have been recommended include those in Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Chennai and Madhya Pradesh.

In Chattisgarh, additional judges Sanjay Agrawal and Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant were to be made permanent judges of the high court. In Karnataka, additional judge Narendar G. is to be a permanent judge of the high court.


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