The Central government on Thursday cleared the appointment of judicial officer Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal as a judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court..An announcement to this effect was made by the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju via his Twitter account. "In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, the President of India, after consultation with Chief Justice of India, is pleased to appoint the following as Judges in the High Courts and also transfer High Court Judges", the tweet reads. .The judicial officer's name was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium on April 12. .According to the Supreme Court Collegium, the High Court collegium made the recommendation in September 2022.Consequently, since comments of the Governor as advised by the Chief Minister were not received within six weeks of receiving the proposal, it would be presumed that they had nothing to add."The proposal has been processed by invoking Para 14 of the Memorandum of Procedure which provides that if the comments of the Governor as advised by the Chief Minister are not received within six weeks from the date of receipt of the proposal from the Chief Justice of the High Court, it shall be presumed by the Union Minister of Law and Justice that the constitutional authorities in the State have nothing to add to the proposal and proceed accordingly," the resolution read..As of March 2023, the Chhattisgarh High Court is functioning at a strength of 14 judges as opposed to a sanctioned strength 22 of with a vacancy of 8.