- Apprentice Lawyer
The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently revealed that 13 names are under review after being recommended for judgeship, while declining to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) petition to fill judicial vacancies and increase the sanctioned strength of the Court.
In this regard, the Court observed that 7 names have been proposed for elevation from the Bar, whereas 6 names have been proposed from among judicial officers.
The petitioners had moved the Court pointing out that the Madhya Pradesh High Court is presently functioning with only 28 judges as opposed to its sanctioned strength of 53 judges. Moreover, it was noted that 8 of the sitting judges were due to retire this year.
Further, the Court opined that the issue of raising the sanctioned strength of the High Court was for the Government to decide on.
With these observations, the writ petition was disposed of by the Court.