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Govt yet to receive recommendations by HC collegiums for 216 vacancies of judges: Law Minister

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New Delhi: A total of 334 posts of Judges are vacant in High Courts in the country. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju said, High Courts have a sanctioned strength of 1,114 Judges and currently 780 of these posts are filled.

He also said that High Court Collegiums have recommended names of 118 Judges, which are at various stages of processing. He added that the recommendations against 216 vacancies in the High Courts are yet to be received from the High Court Collegiums. He also said, there is no vacancy in the Supreme Court as of now.

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