Attorney General for India R Venkataramani on Monday assured Supreme Court that it will "shortly" issue a notification clearing the appointment of Delhi High Court judge Justice Siddharth Mridul as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court. .The Manipur High Court has been which has been functioning without a permanent Chief Justice since February this year and Justice PV Muralidharan is currently serving as its acting Chief Justice.It has been more than three months since the top court collegium recommended Justice Mridul for the post. The Central government is yet to clear the same.A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia on Monday said that the top court was being "polite" about the delay and that there should be no further delay in processing the appointment. ."As far as the appointment of chief justice of a High Court is concerned and that too for a sensitive state, it is said that files are cleared and notification to be issued shortly. I am being polite. This needs to be done before next date," said Justice Kaul. The Court was hearing a petition related to the delay in approving names for elevation proposed by the Collegium..The Central government on Monday told the Court files regarding the transfer of 14 high court judges have been cleared and the remaining 12 are under process..The bench clarified that when it comes to names which have been recommended for the first time, the government should either appoint them or send back the names with notes instead of sitting over such proposals and delaying the process."The names recommended first time and not appointed, the names should be either appointed or the note sending us back the recommendation should be complete. It cannot be in a limbo," said Justice Kaul..The bench also noted that there was some "positive development' and a large number of recommendations made by High Court Collegiums which were pending with the Law Ministry have been forwarded to the Supreme Court Collegium.