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Sanctioned Strength of Judges: Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country as on 3 Feb 2021

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Sanctioned Strength of Judges: Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country as on 3 Feb 2021

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 377
ANSWERED ON: 03.02.2021

Sanctioned Strength of Judges

Badruddin Ajmal
Will the Minister of

LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:-

a) the present sanctioned strength of Judges in the Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country, Court-wise;
b) the number of male and female Judges in Supreme Court and High Courts at present;
c) the number of judges belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Minority in Supreme Court and High Courts of the country at present, court-wise;
d) the total number of Judges appointed in the Supreme Court and High Courts in the country during each of the last five years and the current year, Courtwise; and

e) the total number of vacant posts of Judges in the Supreme Court and the High Courts?

ANSWER
The MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a), (b) and (e): Statement showing sanctioned strength of Judges, number of male & female Judges and vacancies in the Supreme Court and High Courts is attached at Annexure.

(c) and (d): Appointment of Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts is made under Articles 124 and 217 & 224 of the Constitution of India respectively, which do not provide for reservation for any caste or class of persons. Hence no class/category wise data is maintained centrally. However, the Government has been requesting the Chief Justices of the High Courts that while sending proposals for appointment of Judges, due consideration be given to suitable candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities and Women to ensure social diversity in appointment of Judges in High Courts.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Judges  appointed  in the Supreme Court 04 05 08 10
Judges  appointed  in the High Courts 126 115 108 81 66
Additional Judges made Permanent in High Courts 131 31 115 68 90
Additional         Judges given fresh term 22 05 02 07 03

Annexure

Statement referred to in reply to parts (a), (b) and (e) of Unstarred Question No. 377 to be answered in Lok Sabha on 03.02.2021 regarding ‘Sanctioned Strength of Judges” by Shri M. Badruddin Ajmal, showing sanctioned strength, no. of male & female judges and vacancies of Judges in Supreme Court and the High Courts.

(As on 27.01.2021)

 

Sl.

No.

 

Name of the Court

 

Sanctioned Strength

Working Strength Vacancies
No. of Male Judges No. of female Judges
A. Supreme Court of India 34 28 2 04
B. High Court
1 Allahabad 160 90 6 64
2 Andhra Pradesh 37 16 3 18
3 Bombay 94 56 8 30
4 Calcutta 72 29 4 39
5 Chhattisgarh 22 12 2 08
6 Delhi 60 23 6 31
7 Gauhati 24 20 1 03
8 Gujarat 52 25 5 22
9 Himachal Pradesh 13 09 1 03
10 Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh. 17 10 1 06
11 Jharkhand 25 16 1 08
12 Karnataka 62 41 5 16
13 Kerala 47 32 5 10
14 Madhya Pradesh 53 25 2 26
15 Madras 75 49 13 13
16 Manipur 05 05
17 Meghalaya 04 04
18 Orissa 27 13 2 12
19 Patna 53 22 31
20 Punjab& Haryana 85 41 8 36
21 Rajasthan 50 22 1 27
22 Sikkim 03 02 1
23 Telangana 24 12 2 10
24 Tripura 05 04 01
25 Uttarakhand 11 08 03
Total 1080 586 77 417

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