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Appointment of New Chief Justice of Rajasthan

  • 21 Jun 2022
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

The notification regarding the appointment of Justice Shinde Sambhaji Shivaji as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan was issued by the Central Government on January 19, 2022.

Key Points

  • The Central Government has approved the appointment of a new Chief Justice within a month of the recommendation made by the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramanna.
  • Article 217 of the Constitution states that a Judge of the High Court shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the Governor of the state concerned.
  • The Chief Justice of the High Court is consulted in the matter of appointment of a Judge other than the Chief Justice.
  • At present, appointment of high court judges is recommended by a collegium, which consists of the CJI and two senior-most judges. However, the proposal for appointment of Judges is initiated by the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court in consultation with the two senior-most colleagues.
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