SC Collegium recommends 15 additional judges as permanent judges of 5 High Courts and suggests 6 fresh judicial appointments for 2 HCs.

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The Supreme Court Collegium recommended the names of additional judges for appointment as permanent Judges of different High Courts. Also, the SC Collegium proposed fresh judicial appointments in two HCs. The Collegium is headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud followed by other four judges, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice Surya Kant, Justice BR Gavai, and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Following are the additional judges of different HCs suggested for appointment as permanent judges by the Collegium along with their respective High Courts:


High Court



                        Kerala High Court       
  • Justice Basant Balaji
  • Justice Sophy Thomas
  • Justice Chandrasekharan Kartha Jayachandran
  • Justice Puthen Veedu Gopala Pillai Ajithkumar
                        Gauhati High Court       
  • Justice Devashis Baruah
  • Justice Marli Vankung
  • Justice Kakheto Sema
  • Justice Arun Dev Choudhury
  • Justice Malasri Nandi
                        Bombay High Court       
  • Justice Sandipkumar Chandrabhan More
  • Justice Anil Laxman Pansare
                        Chattisgarh High Court       
  • Justice Deepak Kumar Tiwari
                                   Calcutta High Court       
  • Justice Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee
  • Justice Krishna Rao
  • Justice Bibhas Ranjan De

Apart from this, Advocate Ranjan Sharma, Advocate Bipin Chander Negi, and Judicial Officer Rakesh Kainthla were recommended by the Collegium for appointment as judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. Also, Advocate Anil Kumar Jukanti, Advocate Laxminarayana Alishetty, and Judicial Officer Sujana Kalasikam were recommended for appointment as judges of the Telangana High Court. A total of 15 Additional Judges were recommended for appointment as permanent judges of 5 High Courts. The sanctioned strength of additional judges and permanent judges across 25 High Courts is 840 and 274 respectively. Currently, High Courts have a total of 629 additional judges and 152 permanent judges.