Government appoints five high court judges, transfers seven | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The law ministry on Monday appointed five new judges to the Rajasthan High Court and announced the transfer of seven High Court judges, bringing the total number of appointments and transfers of High Court judges in the past one week to more than 22 each. This is in addition to the appointment of at least 113 Chief Justices in various High Courts on Saturday.
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju assured Chief Justice of India NV Ramana of speedy approval of the files relating to the appointment of judges, after which the ministry expressed concern over the long delay in clearing the Collegium’s recommendations.
Law Minister Rijiju told TOI that his ministry has deleted all appointment files in record time and that both the Supreme Court Collegium and the government are on the same page in deleting pending recommendations.
The five new judges appointed to the Rajasthan High Court on Monday include three advocates and two judicial officers: Farzand Ali, Sudesh Bansal and Anup Kumar Dhand, all advocates. The two judicial officers are Vinod Bharwani and Madan Gopal Beas.
The seven judges transferred are Justice Rajan Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and Justice PB Bajantri of the Patna High Court (Karnataka High Court) and Sanjeev Prakash Sharma (Rajasthan High Court). Justice TS Shivagnam has been transferred from Madras High Court to Calcutta High Court; Justice T Amarnath Goud from Telangana to Tripura and Justice Subhash Chand from Allahabad in the Jharkhand High Court.
Monday’s notifications bring the total number of new appointments of High Court judges in the last few weeks to close to 27 and other pending files are being processed as per the minister’s instructions.

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