The Centre on Tuesday notified the appointment of Chief Justices of five High Courts — Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Karnataka and Kerala. The Supreme Court Collegium cleared these names on January 10 and sent them to the government.
The Supreme Court’s decision to make public the resolutions of elevation and transfer of judges in the higher judiciary appeared an attempt to suggest the higher judiciary’s effort to move forward on this issue.
The Supreme Court Friday said objections of some high courts regarding the proposed centralised scheme for selection of judges for subordinate judiciary were unfounded and were born out of “misunderstanding” of methodology of the recruitment process.
Expressing serious displeasure at the country's oldest high court being handicapped by a massive shortage of judges, the Bench said, "The bar and the litigant public have been tolerant so long, but this Bench cannot remain a silent spectator waiting for the inevitable ire to explode."