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Both High Courts may function at full strength if these Collegium recommendations are concurred with by the Government.
Following a meeting held on Wednesday, the Supreme Court Collegium has proposed the appointment of an advocate as a Manipur High Court Judge and the elevation of a judicial officer as a Tripura High Court judge. Two statements were issued to this effect.
For the Manipur High Court, advocate Ahanthem Bimol Singh has been recommended for appointment as a judge.
If this proposal is approved by the Central Government, the working strength of the High Court will rise to the full sanctioned strength of five judges.
A separate statement intimates the Collegium's proposal to elevate Judicial officer Satya Gopal Chattopadhyay as a Tripura High Court judge.
Tripura High Court would also function at its sanctioned strength of four judges if the Collegium's recommendation to elevate the judicial officer is concurred with by the Government.
[Read the Collegium Statements]