Judiciary Watch: 426 vacancies in high courts, pendency grows to more than 15 lakh

Almost 42% of High Court judge positions are lying vacant, according to the latest Department of Justice statistics.

The number of vacancies has increased to 426, from 410 last month, largely due to the retirement of 12 judges – 2 permanent and 10 additional judges – from the Patna High Court. This means that the high court now has 25 out of 43 positions lying vacant, with its vacancy percentage increasing to 58.1% from 30.2% last month.

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