The Central government has cleared the appointment of four advocates as additional Judges of the Madras High Court.
A notification issued to this effect on Tuesday intimates the appointment of Sundaram Srimathy, D Bharatha Chakravarthy, R Vijayakumar and Mohammad Shaffiq as judges of the Madras High Court.
They have all been appointed for a period of two years from the date the assume charge of their office.
The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the elevation of these lawyers as High Court Judges in September.
With their appointment (and factoring in the recently notified transfer of Justice TS Sivagnanam from the Madras High Court to the Calcutta High Court), the working strength of the Madras High Court rises to 59 against a sanctioned strength of 75 judges.
Recently, Justice Paresh R Upadhyay was sworn in as a Madras High Court Judge, following his transfer from the Gujarat High Court.