Gujarat HC Judge Transferred - Delhi HC Judge Appointed

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New Delhi, Aug 25 (UNI) The appointment of a Delhi High Court Judge and the transfer of a Gujarat HC Judge by President Pratibha Patil were announced this afternoon.

Gujarat HC Judge Arvind Mohanlal Kapadia has been transferred as a Judge of the Rajasthan High Court, an announcement by the Law and Justice Ministry said.

The President acted after consultation with Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan and directed Justice Kapadia to assume charge within 11 days-- by September 5, it said.

The transfer will increase the number of vacancies in the 42-Judge Gujarat HC to 13 and leave the 40-Judge Rajasthan HC with four vacancies.

Delhi HC Additional Judge Vidya Bhushan Gupta has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, another Ministry announcement said.

The 48-Judge Delhi HC has seven vacancies.

A count last month showed that more than 260 of 876 sanctioned judgeships in India's 21 High Courts were vacant.

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