Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Names Of Nine High Court Chiefs To Government
In a much-anticipated move to appoint regular chief justices for High Courts instead of having acting chiefs for months together, the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar has recommended nine names to the government for taking over as regular High Court chief justices. If cleared by the government, this could be the highest number of appointments of chief justices made in one go. The recommendations signify a major move forward amid a long-drawn battle between the judiciary and the government over the authority to appoint judges. Madhya Pradesh HC has an acting chief justice since May 2016 — one of the longest time a high court has been without a regular chief.