Centre notifies appointment of Four Judicial Officers as Delhi High Court judges

Aditi Singh May 22 2019
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The Central Government has notified the appointment of four Judicial Officers as Judges of the Delhi High Court.

These four names are:

  1. Talwant Singh
  2. Rajnish Bhatnagar
  3. Asha Menon
  4. Brijesh Sethi

"In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint (i) Shri Talwant Singh, (ii) Shri Rajnish Bhatnagar, (iii) Smt. Asha Menon, and (iv) Shri Brijesh Sethi, to be Judges of the Delhi High Court, in that order of seniority, with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices", the Notification dated May 22 reads.

The Supreme Court collegium had recommended their elevation as Delhi High Court Judges on May 6 after considering the inputs from colleagues familiar with the High Court’s affairs and observations made by the Department of Justice. While making the recommendation, the Collegium had also noted that one Senior Judicial officer had been bypassed in being considered for elevation.

The High Court Collegium had endorsed their elevation in November last year.

With their appointment, the working strength of the Delhi High Court rises to 40 as against a sanctioned strength of 60 judges.

Read the Notification:

Delhi HC appointments


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