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DNA EXCLUSIVE: SC collegium meets today to select HC judges

Over a fortnight after the medical colleges scam exposed deep fissures in the higher judiciary, the Supreme Court collegium is set to start meeting again to clear names for appointment to various high courts.Sources told DNA that the first meeting of the collegium is scheduled to be held on Monday where the pending cases for appointments to various high courts are likely to be considered. Currently, there are more than 390 vacancies for judges in different high courts.It is learnt that the Supreme Court has been sitting on about 120 recommendations – 58 fresh cases and 60-odd cases for making Additional Judges in various high courts permanent – and there could finally be some movement on these names.There are also indications that the larger, five-Judge collegium – CJI, Justice Chelameswar, Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph will meet in mid-December to clear names of HC Judges for appointment as Chief Justices of various high courts.Currently, eight high courts are without full-time chief justices – the number will go up to 9 when Bombay High Court Chief Justice Manjula Chellur retires on December 4.There are six existing vacancies in the Supreme Court also.Sources told DNA that Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has already circulated the proposals that he intends to place before the three-member collegium – CJI himself and the two senior-most Judges after him, who are Justices Jasti Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi, on Monday.The Supreme Court Collegium last met on November 1 and recommended some names for appointment as Judges of the Jharkhand High Court and Tripura High Court.It is learnt that recommendations for appointment of new judges from several high courts are awaiting the nod of the Supreme Court collegium. These include Madras High Court, Karnataka High Court, Gujarat High Court, Calcutta High Court, Bombay High Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court and Gauhati High Court.Sources said when it decides to recommend names of additional judges for appointment as permanent judges, the collegium will also take into consideration their performance as additional judges.It may be recalled that, on October 23, the SC collegium had restored the earlier system of evaluating the performance of Additional Judges of the high courts through a detailed scrutiny of their judgments.The collegium had also decided that judgments of Additional Judges would be evaluated by a committee of two Judges of the Supreme Court to be nominated by the CJI.
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Cabinet okays salary hike for SC/HC judges

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Union Cabinet has approved revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges — sitting and retired — of Supreme Court and High Courts, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.Prasad said two bills — Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 — which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), SC judges, Chief Justices, and all HC judges, would be introduced in the upcoming Parliament session – beginning December 15, to affect the pay hike.According to the proposal, CJI will now get Rs 2.80 lakh per month in addition to perks, whereas the top court judges and chief justices of high courts will get Rs 2.50 lakh per month. HC judges will now get Rs 2.25 lakh per month.Currently there are 25 judges in the top court and 682 judges in 24 HC courts across the country. Approximately 2500 retired Judges will also benefit on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc. Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment.Once the hike is effected, the salary of judges will be at par with those of bureaucrats following the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

CJI "captain of the ship", must be around for longer: Khurshid

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former Law Minister Salman Khurshid today suggested an extended tenure for the Chief Justices of India “as the captain of the ship has to be around for longer”. Present at the event where Khurshid broached the idea, the incumbent CJI J S Khehar quipped: “My short answer to this question is that I am going to retire soon.” Both of them were attending the inaugural session of the two-day ‘Engaging Asia Arbitration Summit’ here. After CJI had addressed the gathering, Khurshid, also a senior advocate, expressed his concern over the short tenure of judges in India. “Judges are retiring all the time. Chief Justices in India are there for a very short period. I don’t know if we will be able to find a solution to this now or in future. But the captain of the ship has to be around for longer,” he said. Khurshid also referred to constraints within which a judge has to function. “There are constraints within which a judge has to operate, particularly in our country where there are constraints not only with requirement to law but but heavy load of work that the system has to respond to,” he said. The two-day seminar, which kicked off today, would discuss the potential of arbitration in Asia.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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