Recently, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice had notified parliament that there are in total 453 vacant seats of Judges in different High Courts across the Country.

The list of vacant seats of Judges goes like this Allahabad High Court has 66 vacancies, Bombay High court has 31, Calcutta High Court has 41, Delhi High Court 30, Madhya Pradesh has 24, and Gujarat High Court 24, Punjab & Haryana 39, and Rajasthan High court has 27 vacancies. The Himachal High Court has had no Justices since 1st July and whereas Sikkim, Manipur, and Meghalaya have no vacancy.

Justifying this situation Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated in his reply to Rajya Sabha that filling up such vacancies is a continuous, integrated, and collaborative process and as it is a long process so it takes time. Efforts are been made to fill up these vacancies and always new vacancies are coming up and it’s also the reason for vacancies not been filled. It was also stated that various recommendation was made by Supreme court Collegium which was around 80 names out of which 45 have been appointed and rest are still pending in the process.

Supreme Court stated that various orders have been passed by a different bench to fill up this High Court never-ending vacancies still are pending and it is ordered to fill it up in reasonable time.