Kerala Sept 4(ILNS): The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on September 1, 2021, has approved the proposal for the elevation of four Advocates namely Smt. Shoba Annamma Eapen, Smt. Sanjeetha Kalloor Arakkal, Shri Basant Balaji and Shri Aravinda Kumar Babu Thavarakkattil as judges in the Kerala High Court.
Further, the Collegium has recommended the names of four Judicial Officers Shri C. Jayachandran, Smt. Sophy Thomas, Shri P.G. Ajithkumar, and Smt. C.S. Sudha as Judges in the Kerala High Court.
The Kerala High Court has a sanctioned strength of 47 Judges (35 Permanent Judges and 12 Additional Judges). Established on 1st November 1956, the Kerala High Court stands at the head of the judicial administration of the State of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
According to the list of Judges by the Department of Justice, Ministry, as on September 1st 2021, there are currently 28 sitting judges (permanent) and 9 additional judges at Kerala High Court.
After the approval of recommended Strength, the Kerala High Court will have 55 sitting Judges./ILNS/KR/SNG