Supreme Court Collegium recommends elevation of three judicial officers as Delhi High Court judges

As on April 1, the Delhi High Court which has a sanctioned strength 60 judges is functioning with 45 judges, a vacancy position of 15.
Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium on April 12 recommended elevation of three judicial officers as judges of the Delhi High Court.

The three judicial officers recommended are:

  • Girish Kathpalia;

  • Dharmesh Sharma;

  • Manoj Jain

On December 22, 2022, the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in consultation with his two senior-most colleagues recommended the elevation of Judicial Officers as Judges of the High Court.

The file was received by the Supreme Court from the Department of Justice on April 7 this year.

In order to ascertain the fitness and suitability of the three judicial officers for elevation to the High Court, judges of the Supreme Court conversant with the affairs of the High Court of Delhi were consulted.

"For the purpose of assessing the merit and suitability of the above-named Judicial Officers for elevation to the High Court of Delhi, we have scrutinized and evaluated the material placed on record including the observations made by the Department of Justice and certain complaints / representations placed before us," the notification read.

As on April 1, the Delhi High Court which has a sanctioned strength 60 judges is functioning with 45 judges, a vacancy position of 15.

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