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
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 377
ANSWERED ON: 03.02.2021
Sanctioned Strength of Judges
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?
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.
|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|
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)
Name of the Court
|No. of Male Judges||No. of female Judges|
|A.||Supreme Court of India||34||28||2||04|
|10||Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh.||17||10||1||06|