New Delhi [India], Nov. 11 (ANI
): The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it has returned over half the names recommended to it for appointment as high court judges by the collegium of judges headed by the Chief Justice of India ( CJI
Out of 77 names recommended by collegium to the government, 34 have been cleared for appointment as high court judges.
The appointments of 34 judges has been made by the Centre.
The rest of the 43 names recommended by the collegium for appointment
as high court judges
have been returned, the Centre told the Supreme Court.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court
that it is unfortunate that the collegium is yet to respond to the draft MoP that the Centre
had submitted to it on August 7.
Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said the collegium
would meet again on November 15, and posted the issue for hearing on November 18. (ANI