New Delhi: On a day when Law Minister Salman
Khurshid lamented that the Allahabad High Court had 91 posts
of judges vacant, eight new Additional Judges were appointed
to that High Court.
The country`s biggest High Court has an approved strength
of 160 judges, but is functioning with 69 judges.
Separate Law Ministry notifications said Pradeep Kumar
Singh Baghel, Ram Surat Ram (Maurya), B Amit Sthalekar, Pankaj
Naqvi, Manoj Misra, Ramesh Sinha, Sunita Agarwal, and
Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya have been appointed as Additional
Judges of the Allahabad High Court for a period of two years.
Addressing a press conference here, Khurshid had lamented
that the Allahabad High Court was facing a shortage of 91
The 21 High Courts in the country had 281 vacant
positions with 614 judges working against an approved strength
of 895 at the beginning of this month.