Jharkhand Sept 4(ILNS): The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for the elevation of five Judicial Officers as Judges of Jharkhand High Court.
The Collegium in a meeting held on September 1, 2021, approved the following names:
1. Shri Pradeep Kumar Srivastava
2. Shri Gautam Kumar Choudhary
3. Shri Ambuj Nath
4. Shri Navneet Kumar
5. Shri Sanjay Prasad
The Jharkhand High Court was established in the year 2000, when the Permanent Bench of Patna High Court at Ranchi became the Jharkhand High Court, upon the reorganization of Bihar. The Jharkhand High Court has a sanctioned strength of 25 Judges (19 Permanent Judges and 6 Additional Judges).
As per the List of Judges by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, as on September 1, 2021, at present the Jharkhand High Court is functioning with a strength of 15 Permanent Judges with no Additional Judges, if these names are approved by the Centre, the High Court would reach a strength of 20 Judges with 5 vacancies./ILNS/KR/SNG