The Central government has recently notified the appointment of two additional judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court as permanent judges.
About the ‘Additional Judges of a High Court’ –
- Additional Judges can be appointed by the President under clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution.
- The President can appoint duly qualified persons as additional judges of a high court for a temporary period not exceeding two years when —
- there is a temporary increase in the business of the high court; or
- there are arrears of work in the high court.
- No person appointed as an additional or acting Judge of a High Court shall hold office after attaining the age of sixty-two years.
- The Chief Justice of the High Court, however, should not make a recommendation for appointment of an Additional Judge when a vacancy of a permanent Judge is available in that High Court.