80 woman judges out of 1,113 in total across High Courts and Supreme Court: Law Minister responds in Lok Sabha on reservation for Women

80 woman judges out of 1,113 in total across High Courts and Supreme Court: Law Minister responds in Lok Sabha on reservation for Women

The Centre added that it has been urging High Court Chief Justices to duly consider candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Women while making recommendations for judicial appointments.

Union Law Minister RS Prasad on Wednesday indicated that there were no plans at present to implement reservations for women in the judiciary.

However, he added that the Central Government has been urging High Court Chief Justices to duly consider candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities and Women while making recommendations for judicial appointments.

There are a total of 1,113 Judges across various High Courts including 34 out of the Supreme Court. There are only 80 woman Judges out of them making it 7.9% of the total strength, as per the Law Minister's reply.

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