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The Central Government today approved the appointment of twenty eight more additional judges for the Allahabad High Court. All the judges have been appointed for a two year period from the date on which they assume charge of their office.
Fifteen of these judges are advocates who were recommended for elevation by a Supreme Court Collegium resolution passed last September. Although the September Collegium resolution had also recommended two more names for elevation, the same does not find mention in today’s appointment notifications.
The fifteen names that have been cleared for elevation as additional judges are those of advocates Prakash Padia, Alok Mathur, Pankaj Bhatia, Saurabh Lavania, Vivek Varma, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Piyush Agarwal, Saurabh Shyam Shamshery, Jaspreet Singh, Rajeev Singh, Manju Rani Chauhan, Karunesh Singh Pawar, Dr Yogenda Kumar Srivastava, Manish Mathur and Rohit Ranjan Agarwal.
Another notification issued today also intimates the appointment of thirteen judicial officers as additional judges of the Allahabad High Court. The Supreme Court had recommended the elevation of these judicial officers earlier this month.
The judges so appointed are Ram Krisgna Gautam, Umesh Kumar, Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, Anil Kumar IX, Rajendra Kumar IV, Mohd Faiz Alam Khan, Vikas Kunvar Srivastav, Virendra Kumar Srivastava, Suresh Kumar Gupta, Sushri Ghandikota Sri Devi, Narendra Kumar Johari, Raj Beer Singh and Ajit Singh.
The addition of these judges would take the number of judges sitting at the Allahabad High Court to 109, as against a sanctioned strength of 160 judges.
Read the Notifications: