Additional Judge of a High Court

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The Central government has recently notified the appointment of two additional judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court as permanent judges.

About Additional Judge of a High Court:

  • Additional Judges can be appointed by the President under clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution.
  • The President can appoint duly qualified persons as additional judges of a high court for a temporary period not exceeding two years when:
    • there is a temporary increase in the business of the high court; or
    • there are arrears of work in the high court.
  • No person appointed as an additional or acting Judge of a High Court shall hold office after attaining the age of sixty-two years.
  • The Chief Justice of the High Court, however, should not make a recommendation for appointment of an Additional Judge when a vacancy of a permanent Judge is available in that High Court.


Q1) When did the Supreme Court of India come into being?

On the 28th of January, 1950, two days after India became a Sovereign Democratic Republic, the Supreme Court came into being.

Source: All India Radio