The government on Tuesday also notified the appointment of Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar as the acting chief justice of the J&K high court. Justice Sudhakar is the senior most judge of the J&K HC.
According to the law ministry notifications, five additional judges were made permanent in Kerala HC; four in the Allahabad HC; 10 in the Rajasthan HC; six in the Bombay HC and seven in the Gujarat HC.
Additional judges are appointed for a two-year tenure and then based on their performances these judges are made permanent. As on March 1, 2018, the 24 high courts in the country had a working strength of 673 judges with 406 positions vacant. The total sanctioned strength is 1,079 judges.
The high courts have long pendency of cases, and among other…