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Five new judges appointment in SC by Sunday, assures AG

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Supreme Court to get five new judges soon, as the Attorney General (AG) of India, told the Supreme Court that it would soon clear five names which were recommended by the collegium in December for appointment of judges in the apex court and warrant for their appointment would be issued shortly.

A division bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul was hearing the petitions concerning delay by the Central Government in clearing names as High Court and SC judges after being cleared by the Collegium.

The AG, R Venkataramani, top law officer of the Union government appearing for the Federal govt, told the top Court bench that the new appointments may come through by Sunday or very close to that day.

The Apex Court said the Centre is not taking a decision on transfer of High Court judges, as recommended by the Supreme Court collegium is a very very serious matter and more serious than anything else.

“We will have to take a difficult decision. Do not make us to take a hard stand,” the Supreme Court observed and told the AG, and it granted one week time to the Central government to take a decision.

“We will soon clear five names which were recommended by the SC collegium in December for appointment of judges in the apex court and warrant for their appointment would be issued shortly,” the AG assured the Supreme Court Friday, during the course of the hearing.

Notably, Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, PV Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra will be elevated soon.

The AG, pleaded to the Supreme Court that you (Judges) may not record the time. You may say it is happening.

“It has been happening! But when will this happen? Things have not been happening for years together,” the Supreme Court observed.

The AG made it clear that he is just saying, a timeline may not be given. Every moment the file is being followed up.

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