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SC frowns over delay in appointing HC judges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday disapproved the Centre‘s pick and choose policy regarding the transfer and appointment of high court judges recommended by the Supreme Court collegium. A division bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul told Attorney General R Venkataramani that the “selective” transfer of judges “does not send a good signal”.

Questioning the selective transfers, the bench remarked that four judges from the Gujarat High Court, whose transfer was recommended by the Supreme Court collegium, have not yet been transferred. “What signal are you sending?” asked the bench to the country’s top law officer.

Besides the issue of selective transfers, the bench also underscored the non-appointment of judges recommended for elevation by the top court collegium. Speaking for the bench, Justice Kaul verbally remarked that in the recent names recommended for elevation, 50% of the names have not been cleared by the central government.

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