About 25 new judges may be appointed to at least six high courts by this weekend, days before the issue of delay in execution of collegium’s recommendations comes up for hearing in the Supreme Court.These appointments would be based on the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium made in April-May.
There are nearly 74 recommendations under process at the government’s end. Most of the recommendations are likely to fructify into appointments by the end of September, barring “a few” cases where the executive and the judiciary have “difference of opinion,” sources said.
Usually, the process of appointing judges takes between 60 to 75 days. “The fresh appointments were in the pipeline and should not be linked to the next date of hearing next week,” a source insisted.
The fresh appointments are to be made to the Allahabad, Calcutta, Delhi, Rajasthan and the Bombay high courts among others.