Eight new Additional Judges for Allahabad HC
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.